A “legal guardianship” is a relationship established by the court which designates a person to care for a minor under the age of eighteen whose parent(s) are no longer able to care for them, most commonly as a result of death or incapacity. By establishing a legal guardian for your child/children you have the ability to designate an individual who you believe would be best suited to care for and raise your child in the unfortunate situation that you are no longer able to.
A “conservatorship” is an individual appointed by a judge to handle the management of property and financial affairs in the event that you are unable to make sound decisions or care for yourself. Although conservatorships are designed to protect you, they can be costly due to the need for court intervention.
To avoid court intervention, contact our office for a free consultation to discuss options that are better suited for your personal need.