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Guardianships & Conservatorships Archives

Different types of guardianships

Among the least pleasant topics for California residents looking to draft a valid will and testament is that of guardianship for their minor children. Some parents may rely on the law to ensure that children enter the custody of their trusted next of kin, but even this is no guarantee that guardianships of both children and their inheritance will end up with preferred individuals. Understanding California law on guardianships and why each is necessary for the parents of minors can help protect heirs from asset disputes and other probate issues.

Conservatorships and guardianships in California: the basics

Conservatorships and guardianships serve a number of purposes in an estate plan. Establishing conservators and guardians can help prevent costly legal disputes in the future (should you be unable to care for your minor children or loved one) and give you peace of mind as you plan ahead for your future or the future of a loved one.

Conservatorships and your life in California

Did you know that you have several kinds of conservatorships you may be eligible for? Some include probate conservatorships, which include general and limited conservatorships. The differences make these conservatorships better for certain people, so it's important to discuss your situation with people who understand the law before you decide which one will work for you.

Healthcare planning can help avoid family disputes

Glen Campbell, the country music star who made California his home for many years, has been battling Alzheimer’s disease since 2011. Recently, his wife says, his condition has worsened to the point where he needs around-the-clock professional care. Unfortunately, other members of the family disagree.