If you have a special needs child turning 18, make sure you consider these important legal guardianship and inheritance issues before their birthday.
When Is Guardianship of an Adult Necessary?
Do you feel your adult loved one needs extra support to make decisions and manage their daily life? Here’s when to consider adult guardianship.
My Parent Has Alzheimer’s. Should I Be Their Legal Guardian?
If your parent has Alzheimer’s and can’t take care of themselves, you can become their legal guardian and make decisions on their behalf.
Third-Party Custody vs. Guardianship for a Minor Child
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?
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.
When Should You Seek a Legal Guardian for Your Minor Child?
In certain circumstances, a parent may need to seek a legal guardian for a minor child during their lifetime. Here are a few scenarios where this may be necessary.