Categories for Guardianship Law

Types of Conservatorships for the Elderly

August 2, 2019

Conservatorship is a type of legal process implemented to protect people who are no longer (or never were) capable of caring for themselves, whether due to disability, incapacity or age. The court appoints a legal guardian to care for the person in need (known as a ward), and that guardian will have the authority to make certain decisions on the ward’s behalf while representing their various personal and financial affairs. In many cases, people will include conservatorship information in their estate plans, and their chosen guardian will be ratified by the state. But when no such estate plan exists, the... View Article

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