Listings for Legal Services / Guardianship

Legal Services

Various attorneys, community resources, and firms offer legal services to help you or your loved one through a variety of situations. Attorneys can help older relatives or friends ensure that their preferences regarding medical care and financial decisions will be followed in the event of incapacitation or inability to communicate. There are various low and reduced-cost legal services throughout the community, but many require financial qualifications to participate. Please use caution when emailing confidential information before speaking with an attorney.


Guardianship is a legal process in which the court determines that an individual is not capable of making decisions for themselves and needs protection. Guardianship protects against self abuse. Some reasons for becoming a guardian may be that the older adults has issues deciding the appropriate basic needs like food and shelter, making decisions about their medical treatments, or has a cognitive issues that leads to unsafe decision making.

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Paul B. Bartlett

6135 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712

(520) 750-1061

Paul B. Bartlett is an Elder Law Attorney that provides estate planning, ALTCS planning services - including Miller Trusts, guardianship, probate, and remote online notary.

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business hours
M - F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pima County Bar Association

P.O. Box 2189
Tucson, AZ 85702

(520) 623-8258

Fax: (520) 623-9772

  • Low Income

Pima County Bar Association can provide contact and information about getting legal help in Pima County, including finding an attorney, and legal forms.

service area
Ajo,Arivaca,Avra Valley,Catalina,Marana,Oro Valley,Sahuarita,Vail

business hours
M - F 9:00 AM -4:30 PM

Pima County Public Fiduciary Office

Pima County Public Defense Services Administration
Public Fiduciary

32 N. Stone Ave., 4th Fl.
Tucson, AZ 85701

(520) 724-5454

Fax: (520) 624-7190

The Pima County Public Fiduciary serves as the court-appointed Guardian, Conservator, or Estate Administrator (Personal Representative) to protect the legal rights and financial interests of vulnerable adults. The Public Fiduciary also administers the estates of deceased persons when there is no one else willing or able to serve (A.R.S. 14-5602).

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business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Attorney $ 275.00
Licensed Fiduciary $ 125.00
Accounting Officer $ 125.00
Guardian Administrator $ 100.00
Estate Administrator $ 100.00
Administrative Support $ 40.00
Ancillary Services $ 25.00
Associated Costs Cost Amounts
Mileage (per mile) $ Actual Rate
Regular Envelope Postage $ Actual Rate
Large Envelope Postage $ Actual Rate
Certified Envelope Postage $ Actual Rate
Small Padded Mailer $ 2.00
Large Padded Mailer $ 4.00
Copy Charge (per page) $ 0.10
Banking Cost for 1-9 transactions per year $ 25.00
Banking Cost for 10-99 transactions per year $ 50.00
Banking Cost for 100+ transactions per year $ 100.00

Sally J. Simpson

Simpson Law Office, PLLC

120 S. Houghton Rd., Ste. 138-176
Tucson, AZ 85748

(520) 886-7159

Fax: (520) 336-9710

Sally J. Simpson is an elder law attorney who provides services for estate planning, powers of attorney, beneficiary deeds and other planning documents, conservatorship, guardianships, and uncontested probates.

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Walter L. Henderson, P.C.

7400 N. Oracle Rd, Ste. 175
Tucson, AZ 85704

(520) 297-6800 | (520) 625-6811

Fax: (520) 393-0115

Law Offices of Walter L. Henderson, P.C., since 1975, staffs offices in both Tucson and Green Valley, provides legal assistance for elder law, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, trust administration, probate administration, contests of wills/trusts, estate/trust litigation, fiduciary services, guardianships, conservatorships, dissolutions/legal separations, premarital/property settlement agreements, real estate, corporate, partnership, and LLCs.

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business hours
M - F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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