How Are Guardianships And Conservatorships Different?
When a person is no longer able to make sound decisions for himself or herself, it may be necessary to establish a guardianship and/or conservatorship. If no advance directive, such as a Power-of-Attorney and a Health Care Directive have not been executed prior to incapacity, a guardianship and/or conservatorship may be necessary for decision-making authority over important matters in the life of the incapacitated person, who is known as the ward or protected person.
What is the difference between a guardianship and a conservatorship?
- A guardian makes decisions about the health care and general well-being of the ward, including medical treatment.
- A conservator makes decisions about financial matters, including bank accounts, investments and day-to-day issues such as paying bills.
Attorney Mary Ebb is dedicated to helping clients with a broad range of sensitive legal issues that fall under the areas of estate planning and elder law. She will provide you with the guidance and insight you need to make sound decisions during this trying time.
Mary Ebb Law is based in White Bear Lake and serves clients in Ramsey and Washington counties and throughout Minnesota.
One way to avoid having to establish an adult guardianship or conservatorship is to create legal documents such as health care directives and powers of attorney. With these documents in place, decisions about someone’s care and well-being have already been made.
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