The Difference Between a Conservatorship and Guardianship

By |December 18th, 2017|Conservatorship, Estate Planning, Guardianship|

In case an individual is unable to make life's important decisions, the relatives or friends may request the court to appoint a conservator or a guardianship. The courts assess the severity of the person's condition and make decisions accordingly. The court generally appoints a conservator or guardian for minors, mentally handicapped, or incapacitated persons. But what do these terms actually mean? And are there any differences between the two? You will find out the answers to the questions here in this article. What is Conservatorship? A conservatorship is a legal relationship between a minor or incapacitated individual who cannot take [...]

How Guardianship Differs from Guardian ad Litem?

By |October 28th, 2017|Estate Planning, Guardianship, Probate, Wills & Trusts|

Most parents get confused when they hear the words guardianship and guardian ad Litem. While the two terms seem interrelated, they are in fact completely different terms in the legal context. Here we will explain the differences between the two legal terms so that you can make the right decisions for your child. What is Meant by Guardian ad Litem? Ad Litem is a Latin word that is translated to 'for the lawsuit'. Guardian ad Litem (GAL) in the legal context refers to a court-appointed person who prepares a report relating to parental rights. The court can appoint a GAL [...]

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