What is a Conservatorship?

More specifically, what is a Conservatorship over an adult person?  Short Answer:  A Conservatorship is the Court directed process of appointing a person to manage the assets, funds, and income for an individual in need of assistance.  Explanation:  When a person reaches a point where they are unable to make informed decisions for themselves, (for example that person may no …

What is a Guardianship?

QUESTION:  What is a Guardianship? More specifically, what is a Guardianship over an adult person?  Short Answer:  A Guardianship is the Court directed process of appointing a person to take over certain decision making authority for an individual in need of assistance.  Explanation:  When a person reaches a point where they are unable to make informed decisions for themselves, (for …

What is Probate?

QUESTION: What is Probate?   More specifically, what is Death Probate?   Short Answer: Death Probate is the process of transferring one’s assets that do not transfer automatically upon death.   Explanation: When a person dies, they generally leave behind the assets they accumulated. Assets that do not cease to exist upon death (such as a pension), are not jointly …