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Guardianship FAQ
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Wills Top 10
A will is perhaps the best and easiest way to make sure your property and assets go to the people you want to have them after you die. Here's a list of some important things to remember when it comes to making a will. Wills Top 10 Having a valid will is important for anyone with a family or anyone who ... Read more

A Conservator Oversees Financial Matters
In estate law, a "conservator" oversees someone's personal or financial affairs when the court judges that the person is unable to do so without help. The individual is called a "ward" and may be an orphaned child, an elderly person, or an adult who doesn't have the capacity to care for himself. Conservators ... Read more

Alternatives to Guardianship
Not all adults have the capacity to make decisions regarding their personal lives and care or property and finances. State laws give courts the power to appoint guardians or conservators to make decisions for an incapacitated person, a "ward." However, the guardianship process is an extreme measure, ... Read more

Guardianships and Conservatorships
Adults are assumed to have the capability to make decisions for themselves in all areas of their lives. However, there are times when a person lacks this ability, and some people never have this capability. State law provides an alternate decision maker to act when someone can't make decisions for themselves. ... Read more

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I think this is a question I previously answered.  You may be able to use funds for that purpose if you are using his funds to cover his costs, and not using his funds to cover all of the costs.& ...Read more

In order to answer your question, you'll need to provide additional information.  Is this for a child or adult?  Is there an existing order of court appointing a guardian?  Is the curre ...Read more

A guardian of the person is not a guardian of the property.  A guardian of the property is known in Georgia as a Conservator.  These people have to be appointed by the probate court in the c ...Read more

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Is it illegal to make changes to a bank account of a person with Dementia/Alzheimer's?

Q: How does victim proceed? For years, a lady had her only living relative listed as ITF (beneficiary) on her bank account. Now the lady has dementia. A distant friend filed for Conservatorship say ... Read more

Financial Power of Attorney issue. Did the law change?

Q: Long story short, my father has been in and out of a hospital for the last 2 years with complications arising from a benign tumor. Because of his medical setbacks, and in trying to conserve his ... Read more

Is the Term "Interested Person" Meant to Be Broadly Defined under Massachusetts Guardianship and Conservatorship Law?

In the case of Guardianship of B.V.G., decided on April 6, 2015, the Massachusetts Appeals Court took a look at the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (“MUPC”) to determine whether a gr ... Read more

Is a Guardian Accountable for Their Actions?

The Florida Bar states: "Yes. A guardian must be represented by an attorney who will serve as "attorney of record." Guardians are usually required to furnish a bond (financial instituti ... Read more

General Requirements for the Non-Professional Guardian

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