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.
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.
Legal Competency - The Legal Status of Helping Someone Make Decisions
When someone needs help to take care of themselves, who can step in? How do you do it? What's the result?