Like a power of attorney, a guardianship allows someone else to act as if they were you. Unlike a power of attorney, a guardianship cannot be created voluntarily. It is granted by a judge. A guardianship is similar to a parent/child relationship, except that a guardian is not held legally responsible for the acts of the other person and guardians do not have to use their own money to provide for the other. They are generally given when someone may no longer take care of themselves or a minor under their control. Guardianships may be granted to take care of adults and/or children. For more information about guardianship and/or conservatorship, click here.
Other frequently asked questions about powers of attorney:
- What is a Power of Attorney?
- What are some common uses of the Power of Attorney?
- What is an agent or Attorney-in-fact?
- How do I create a Power of Attorney?
- Does a Power of Attorney last forever?
- What if I become incompetent?
- Can I revoke my Power of Attorney?
- My mother has Alzheimers. Can I get a Power of Attorney for her?
To see all the questions and answers, click here.The information in this site is not intended as legal advice.
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