Thatcher Law Firm

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    Guardianships and Conservatorships:

    Guardians and Conservators can be appointed by the Probate Court when people cannot manage their living arrangements or finances by themselves.


    A Guardian manages the living situation, health care, education, etc. for people who cannot do care for themselves. Examples of situations when a guardian is needed are the following:


    Minors – if their parents have died or cannot care for them.


    Disabled adult – such as Down's Syndrome, mental illness or other disability. For people 18 years or older, their parents are not legally authorized to make decisions for them. A court-appointed a guardian will have that authority.


    Elderly– Some elderly people are unable to manage their own living situation and health care such as those with dementia or severe health conditions.



    A Conservator money for people who cannot do so themselves. Examples of when a conservator is needed are the following:


    Minors – if they inherit money through a will, life insurance or retirement fund, etc. and no trust is set up.


    Disabled minors or adults – if they win a personal injury case or receive government benefits.


    Elderly – if they cannot manage their own funds due to dementia or other health conditions.


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