Overview of Guardianship and Estate Planning

 

 

Individuals with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness often have difficulty caring for themselves or managing their finances independently. For this reason, the law permits parents, siblings, and other caregivers to petition the Court to be appointed as guardian of their loved ones with special needs when he or she turns 18 years of age. In some cases, individuals with disabilities may not need a caregiver to make all of their decisions on their behalf. In those instances, caregivers may choose another option to ensure their loved ones are cared for -- such as Conservatorship, Limited Guardianship, or Power of Attorney. This session will address all these options as well as other aspects of future planning.

 

 

 
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