Conservatorships And Guardianship Law Is Complex
One of the primary concerns that parents have during the estate planning process is who will care for their children. It’s natural to have such worries, but understanding how guardianship and conservatorship law works in Alabama and Georgia can help you feel more in control.
The experienced attorneys of are devoted to helping clients across the Opelika area understand what is ahead of them in their estate planning efforts. We answer your questions and guide you through the often confusing issues facing guardians and conservators. You want your family to have the guidance they deserve, and we can help.
What Is The Difference Between A Conservator And A Guardian?
While similar, the laws regarding guardianship and conservatorship in Georgia and Alabama have important distinctions. In fact, guardianship and conservatorships are not interchangeable and are suitable for very different situations:
- Conservatorships: A conservatorship gives a person control over the money and assets of a minor child or an incapacitated adult.
- Guardianship: A guardianship allows an individual direct control of the personal affairs, such as medical decisions, custody and marital decisions, of a minor or incapacitated adult.
Setting up a conservatorship or guardianship as part of your estate plan in addition to a will or a trust is a wise way to smooth the road for the people who will care for your children after you’re gone. However, taking proactive action does not mean that there won’t be difficulties.
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At the end of the day, you want to know that your estate and your family are in good hands. When you turn to our team of lawyers, you get the personalized attention of experienced attorneys who work hard for you. We put you and your needs first and try to build a plan that meets your goals for the future of your family.