When an older person can no longer adequately make decisions for themselves, it is not uncommon for loved ones to step in to help guide them and even make decisions for the care of the person in their stead. In these cases, conservatorships and guardianships make the most legal sense for the loved ones to pursue. These distinctions will allow the caretakers to make both care and financial decisions for the person who no longer can.
The Difference Between Conservatorship and Guardianship
In everyday functions, conservatorships and guardianships share many similarities with one major distinction. When a person is named a guardian of another person, they become the primary decision-maker when it comes to personal care. They can choose treatments the ward can receive, whether it be hospital care, at-home nursing, and even hospice.
A conservator has basically the same distinction but is used when a person is made responsible for their ward’s estate. When the ward can no longer make sound decisions for their estate and other financial matters, that is when a conservatorship may be necessary.
Due to the highly personal nature of these areas of the law, we recommend working with an experienced attorney that has the skills to help you navigate the establishment of your conservatorship or guardianship.
As one of our clients, you will receive the personalized attention that you deserve regarding your conservatorship and/or guardianship. These areas of the law are deeply personal and sometimes involves making difficult decisions.
Kevin P. Cummings PLC: Brighton and Ann Arbor Conservatorship and Guardianship Attorney
Kevin P. Cummings PLC has both the experience and years of professional know-how to make the conservatorship and guardianship process both worthwhile and personally satisfying. You are invited for a complimentary initial consultation at any time, where we can share with you some of the core strategies available to address your concerns and develop a conservatorship or guardianship that best protects your family and loved ones. If you are looking for an accomplished attorney, Kevin P. Cummings PLC has the experience to make your planning a unique and even enjoyable process.