guardianship

Court Visitor: Assessing Needs with Care

The Court Visitor role is an instrumental piece in the Guardianship process. Court Visitors are appointed by the Courts and are responsible for information gathering in many aspects: visiting the person, interviewing interested parties, reviewing medical and financial records, visiting present and potential placements. The Court Visitor must collaborate with attorneys and other key members of the team when formulating recommendations for the Court. Our Court Visitors are thorough in their work and create individualized reports that incorporate health and safety recommendations. Evidence-based, these reports recommend the best possible course of action for each person’s well-being while maximizing their independence. Visions receives Court Visitor assignments through the New Mexico DDPC’s Office of Guardianship and from private pay clients. For more information on these services, please contact us.

Court Visitor Rates

Court Visitor services are billed at a flat rate of $385 per case, which includes:

  • Interviewing the allegedly incapacitated person
  • Interviewing the proposed guardian and other relevant parties
  • Filing the Court Visitor Report according to deadline
  • Attending the court hearing

For Court Visitor services, trips greater than 60 miles one way will be invoiced at the IRS rate for mileage reimbursement for the current year.

For more information on private pay work, please contact lecie@visionsnm.com

Sharone Pomeranz
Court Visitor

sharone@visionsnm.com

I joined the Visions Case Management team in 2021 to serve the needs of adults with disabilities.  I have a background in community outreach, advocacy, social justice, and law.  I went to college in Atlanta at Emory University and then went to Law School at American University, Washington College of Law.  I have worked for nonprofits and have a diverse background.  I have lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico since 1996 and have two wonderful daughters who were raised in the City Different.  As the Court Visitor for Visions, I get to meet with people and make sure they receive the protection and safety they seek.  I serve the entire state of New Mexico and enjoy traveling as part of my job. In my free time, I enjoy Pilates, hiking, bowling, and cooking at home.