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Private Guardian Services | KJM Guardianship

Guardianship

A private guardian is a person appointed by the Probate Court to assume the responsibility for making decisions on behalf of another person whom the court has found is unable to make those decisions independently.*  We hold ourselves to the highest standards of care. It is our duty to handle our clients' affairs with the same attention and care we would give our own.

*As defined by the VT Department of Aging and Independent Living

Guardianship is a big decision… a life decision. We understand and appreciate what goes in to making this type of decision and what it takes for mutual success. As such, we are guided by the following principles in everything we do. 

  • Guardianship is a continuous life long relationship of trust.
  • Guardians have the legal responsibility to advocate for the client by enlisting the support of ethical, competent and caring professionals.
  • Guardians offer assistance and intervention in relationship to the individual’s capacities for independent decision-making.
  • Guardians place the welfare of the individual above all else.


Guardianship requires the coordination of a team of experts who understand the complexities of life transitions.  Kathi has spent many years building professional relationships in the community to provide individualized support and specialized care to her clients.  

We will assess the client’s situation, evaluate their needs and strategize to create a comprehensive plan.  We tailor our services to the needs and strive to make the client feel empowered to be a part of the plan.  We tap into our professional partners to achieve established short and long-term goals.  Courses of action, depending on the particular circumstances, may include crisis management or intervention to protect the rights and safety of the client. 

We partner with:

  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Senior Living Communities
  • Social Workers
  • Physicians


  • Elder Law Attorneys
  • Financial Advisors
  • Senior Move Managers
  • Home Repair Services
  • Real Estate Brokers

 Office: 802-448-3735

 Fax: 802-800-1921