What Is The Difference Between A Guardian And A Conservator?
The court appoints a guardian to make financial and medical decisions, and the incapacitated person loses the legal right to decide. A conservator makes only financial decisions.
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How Does Guardianship Occur?
A: Guardianship and conservatorship are legal relationships. Only a judge may appoint a guardian or conservator to be the decision maker for a person who has physical or … More
When Is It Time To Appoint A Guardian?
A: When an older person loses the ability to make decisions, then it may be time to consider appointing a legal guardian or conservator. Usually, a family member or … More
What Is The Virginia Public Guardianship Program?
A: Virginia has a program that allows the courts to appoint a public guardianship agency as legal guardian for a person who has no one else to rely on. A legal guardian … More
What Is An Advance Medical Directive?
A: The Virginia Advance Medical Directive is your statement about the medical care you want if you have a terminal condition.