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is most important when you need a fiduciary that you choose
one with whom you can maintain a long-term trusting relationship.
You may want to seek the advice of other professionals including
attorneys who specialize in probate matters. Various local public
and private agencies on aging and elder affairs may also be
able to supply useful information and advice.
What is a Fiduciary?
A fiduciary is someone who accepts the responsibility for taking
care of the needs or property of another person for the benefit
of that person. The fiduciary serves in a role of trust. The
person served by a fiduciary places trust in the fiduciary to
manage his or her affairs solely for his or her benefit. The
element of trust becomes crucial when the person receiving services
is frail, vulnerable and incapacitated.
A private fiduciary is a non-family member who serves professionally,
that is, for a fee. Each County in Arizona has a probate court
which is part of the county's superior court system. One of
the duties of the probate court is to appoint a personal representative
to protect and preserve estates, and guardians and conservators
to protect vulnerable incapacitated people from abuse, neglect,
If you wish to choose a private fiduciary, it is recommended
that a list of qualified and registered fiduciaries be obtained
by contacting the Arizona Supreme Court, Private Fiduciary Program,
1501 W. Washington, Suite 401, Phoenix, AZ 85007.
Human life is both precious and sacred from its very beginning
through to its end. All people have the inalienable right to
live with dignity, freedom and self-determination.
WHEN FAMILY OR FRIENDS ARE UNAVAILABLE
TO ASSIST…WHO'S GOING TO HELP?
Most people are able to manage their own affairs. They are productive,
they pay their bills and have a social support system to meet
their needs. Others are not so fortunate. For various reasons
they are unable to care for themselves. They need assistance
in meeting their responsibilities. At which time, it may be
necessary to explore the available options in elder services.