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Difference Between Power of Attorney and Conservator

When an adult is incapacitatedor otherwise unable to manage aspects of their affairs—be it financial, medical, or personal—it’s important to have someone with the authorization to assist them and act on their behalf. Spouses are inherently granted the necessary authorization ...
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Guardianship for Elderly With Dementia

Watching an elderly family member or friend suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is one of the hardest things to witness in this life. As elderly patients lose precious memories, they gradually lose the ability to care for themselves. When ...
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What Does it Mean to be a Conservator?

A conservator is appointed by a judge to help a minor, disabled adult, or an incapacitated person with their financial affairs. Without a conservatorship, only the individual’s parents or spouse can manage their assets. Common duties of a conservator include: Handling the ...
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Guardianship Hearings

Guardianship is intended to provide a substitute decision-maker for adults who are disabled or incapacitated. Guardians are given the authority to assist adults with their personal, medical, and financial affairs. Considering the breadth of power this entails and the fact that ...
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Conservatorship vs Durable Power of Attorney

The primary difference between conservatorship and a durable power of attorney is all about timing. While both involve caring for an incapacitated person, a durable power of attorney is executed before the person loses their mental capacity, and a conservatorship is ordered ...
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What is Conservatorship for Elderly?

When an elderly individual loses the capacity to rationally manage their finances, a judge can appoint a conservator to step in and take control of their assets. The extent of the conservator’s authority will depend on how mentally incapacitated the elderly ...
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How Do Conservatorships Work in Arizona?

In a conservatorship, the court appoints an individual or entity (such as a private fiduciary) to manage the financial affairs of an incapacitated adult who is unable to manage their own property or finances. Conservatorships can also be appointed to ...
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How to Transfer a Guardianship

Establishing a guardianship can be a long and complex legal process. Unfortunately, transferring guardianship can be even more complicated. The transfer process is a little easier when both states have adopted the Uniform Probate Code (which Arizona has), but as less ...
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When Can A Guardianship Agreement Be Reversed?

In a guardianship agreement, the court appoints a qualified adult to manage the affairs of a minor or incapacitated adult (known as the ward). When the ward is a minor, the guardian usually has general authority over the minor’s finances, health ...
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