Guardianship and Conservatorship

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This category is about getting decision-making authority over an adult or child's funds, health care, school enrollment, estate, and other concerns. Some states use the term conservatorship for adults, other states use it for control of another person's financial decisions.

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A Guide to Interdiction

Interdiction is a legal process where a court is asked to determine, from testimony and other evidence presented, whether a person is unable to consistently make reasoned decisions regarding their person and/or their property, or to communicate those decisions, and whose interests cannot be protected by less restrictive means. If such a finding is made, the court appoints someone to make these decisions for the person.

What Parents Need to Know About Continuing Tutorship

Continuing Tutorship is a legal process in which a court decides that your child will not be competent to make decisions after he or she reaches 18 years old, the legal age of majority. Instead, another person will have the legal authority to make all business and legal decisions for the child just as if he or she were still under age 18.

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