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Guardianships and Conservatorships Archives

How and why do I become my relative's legal guardian?

The term "legal guardian" may seem simple, but the implications of that title and its responsibility can be vital and complex. Connecticut assigns guardianships very carefully, and applicants for the position should know how the state does so.

How can we prevent fraud by guardians?

Probate courts help thousands of people in Connecticut have a better future by appointing a guardian or conservator to take care of their more complex needs. It is rare when a person abuses a guardianship, but friends and family can take action if it happens.

Supreme Court case will determine guardianship of minor

Many people need others to take responsibility for their finances, basic needs or other aspects of life. All children start out as someone else's responsibility, while many senior citizens and some people with disabilities may find themselves subject to the need for help again.

Conservators and guardians may breach the trust they are given

Facing a possible disability is always a difficult process. It often feels like a betrayal that a long and successful life may be rewarded with a reduced ability to take care of one's self. A betrayal can become quite literal, however, if someone abuses a legal arrangement to handle

Considerations as you select a guardian for your children

As part of your estate planning, you may need to pick out a legal guardian. If you pass away while the children are still minors, you know that someone will be there to take care of them. This person may also help transfer your estate to the kids as you designate. Young children have many financial needs, but this does not mean you want to leave all of your assets directly to a 10-year-old.

Probate courts raise concerns about abuse by conservators

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Conservatorships help people and families through hard times

There may come a time towards the end of a full life when a person is unable to manage his or her own personal and business affairs. It is a subject few people wish to address, but those who have significant assets and goals for them that may extend beyond their lifetimes should take steps to accomplish them.

Conservatorship may help with estate planning

Conservatorship is a way to keep a person's estate and affairs in order if or when they are not able to do it for themselves. The most common subjects of a conservatorship are people with mental limitations, either through a disability or disease.

Conservatorship is a vital tool for treating mental illness

Probate courts in Connecticut provide the vital role of the access point for many citizens to the legal system. Beyond this function, the courts are also part of enforcing public safety, protecting people from each other's lack of capacity and – in some cases – themselves.

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