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Weighing Your Options: Conservatorship

A conservator, also known as an adult guardian in most states, is a person who has court-ordered authority to manage the affairs of those who no longer have the ability to make their own medical or financial decisions. If the incapacitated person did not set up a plan of durable powers of attorney for finances and healthcare, family members can ask the court to appoint a guardian. Conservatorship can be a life-changing decision and you may want to consider the good and the bad that comes with the incredible responsibility. Being an adult guardian can be time consuming and very…