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Frequently Asked Questions About Guardianships and Conservatorships
What is a Guardianship or Conservatorship?
This is an arrangement established by the court to protect the interest of an incapacitated person. Alzheimer’s, dementia and lost mental capacity oftentimes are the reasons for a guardianship or conservatorship.
Who is a Conservator?
A Conservator is a person appointed by the court who responsible for managing an Incapacitated person’s financial affairs.
Who is a Guardian?
A Guardian is a person appointed by the court regarding the person’s support, care, health, safety, rehabilitation, education, therapeutic treatment and residence.
How do I avoid having a Conservatorship or Guardianship proceeding?
A carefully crafted Durable Power of Attorney, and Advance Medical Directive can eliminate the appointing of a Guardian or Conservator by the court if the documents are done prior to the person being mentally incapacitated.
Who is a Guardian ad litem?
A Guardian ad item is an attorney who would be appointed to represent an incapacitated person if a Petition is filed for a Conservator and Guardian.
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