A court can appoint a guardian for a number of reasons, and one of those is to handle the financial matters for someone who is deemed unable to do so themselves. Often, we talk about guardianships and conservatorships related to minor children or older relatives who are incapacitated. In some cases, though, adults who are struggling with physical or mental illness might also require help. Conservatorships are one way that family can provide assistance with financial decisions and management.
One of the biggest decisions you might make as a parent -- and a decision that many people never consider -- is who might be the guardian of your minor children if something happens to you. This can be a frightening thing to consider, so it's understandable why parents might avoid the decision. Facing these fears and working with an estate lawyer to appropriately cement guardianship appointments can make a big difference in your child's life if disaster should strike. Here are some things to consider as you choose a guardian.
Watching your child turn 18 can bring a lot of mixed emotions for any parent, but when that child is on the autistic spectrum you're faced with additional concerns that most parents don't have to consider.
When we say guardian, most people probably think of the relationship between minor children and the person tasked with caring for them if something happens to one or both parents. While that is one type of guardianship, you can also become the guardian of an adult person if that person is deemed incompetent or incapacitated.