Third-Party Custody vs. Guardianship for a Minor Child

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While courts generally prefer that minor children remain in the care of a natural or birth parent, there may be circumstances in which it may become necessary to grant custody or guardianship to a non-parent, third-party.

What Is Conservatorship and How Does It Work?

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Conservatorship often goes hand-in-hand with legal guardianship for an adult with disabilities or special needs. Here’s a basic overview of a conservatorship arrangement.