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Specialized Services for Guardians

How we help guardians

Being a guardian is multi-faceted and meaningful. We are committed to offer services

that help guardians work in their ward’s best interest. Our team has extensive

experience working with guardians and a deep understanding of the responsibilities

they have as fiduciaries.

Over many years of assisting guardians and their clients, we have gained specialized

insight into their needs and the services we can provide to help meet those needs.

These are just a few of the ways we support guardians in their important work:

• We help guardians fulfill the full scope of their fiduciary duties.

• We help guardians establish processes that can be documented and applied

consistently across their work to help meet the financial fiduciary standard.

• We help guardians reduce the cost of doing business by offering restricted

accounts that qualify for a reduced bond.

Limit your liability with documented, prudent processes

Sound, thoughtful and well-documented processes establish how guardians manage

their ward’s assets and the reasons why they make those choices. Having prudent

processes in place helps guardians stand up to scrutiny by the courts or other

individuals. We can help them develop a comprehensive plan for assets and consistent

practices to follow and document that may limit their liability.

Our professional designations — why they matter to guardians

Mark Vernick is a CFP® practitioner and Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designee.

These designations are important because they indicate specialized knowledge and

training beyond what other financial professionals may offer. He is trained in multiple

areas of financial planning and how to follow a fiduciary process. Mark can explain the

components of an Investment Policy Statement and the protections it affords

guardians as financial fiduciaries. He conducts regular reviews with each client and

provides documentation to help demonstrate that prudent processes are being

followed in the ward’s best interest.