What is the Difference Between a Guardianship and a Conservatorship?
There are times when a loved one needs assistance with his or her assets and property. When this occurs without a Durable Financial Power of Attorney, the Court may appoint a conservator during a protective proceeding.
Conservatorships and guardianships share many similarities and are often accomplished at the same time. However, key differences distinguish the two.
One important distinction is that a finding by the Court that an individual needs a conservator does not result in a determination of incapacity. Another contrast is the statutory order of preference of who should serve as conservator is different than for guardianship.
As with a guardianship, maximizing autonomy and considering the wishes of the protected person are guiding principles for conservatorships.
Regardless of your family’s specific situation, I can provide you with effective legal assistance to navigate the process of obtaining a guardianship and/or conservatorship.