Succession Planning for Guardians

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If a court has determined that the loved one lacks the capacity to make decisions regarding personal affairs, the courts will have appointed a guardian (in some states called “conservator of person”). It is important for anyone who is acting as a guardian to create a succession plan so that in the event of the guardian’s incapacity or death, there is another party who can assume the legal role and responsibilities of the guardian. This guide provides an overview of the steps and considerations involved in guardian succession.

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We hope you find this article informative, but it is not legal advice. You should consult your own attorney, who can review your specific situation and account for variations in state law and local practices.

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Resource Topic: Guardianship

Resource Type(s):  Website

Resource Audience/Topic: Families, Transition Planning

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