Temporary Guardianship in Maryland

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In the state of Maryland, a legal guardian, referred to as a conservatorship in certain other states, is a court-appointed individual or group responsible for making some or all personal and/or financial decisions for another person, called a ward. Legal guardianship is most often utilized for incapacitated seniors, adults with disabilities, or minor children. And…

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Guardianship of the Property in Maryland

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In Maryland, guardianship, sometimes referred to as a conservatorship in other states, can take many forms. Most common are Guardianship of the Property, Guardianship of the Person, Guardianship of the Person and Property, and Short-Term or Temporary Guardianship. In this article, we are going to focus on Guardianship of the Property – what it is,…

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Guardianship & Conservatorship in Maryland

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In the state of Maryland, guardianship, called conservatorship in some states, refers to a court-appointed individual or entity responsible for making some or all personal and/or financial decisions for another person, either a legally defined “disabled person” or a minor. The disabled person may also be referred to as a “disabled adult,” “ward,” an “incapacitated…

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What is a Legal Guardian?

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When a person is no longer able to care for their own personal and/or financial affairs – for example, an elderly parent becomes too mentally confused or forgetful to be safely left on their own – a Legal Guardian, in some states referred to as a conservatorship, may be court appointed to fulfill these duties.…

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Revocable Living Trusts: What You Need to Know

In simple terms, a revocable living trust is a trust that can be modified or terminated at any time. In more technical terms, a revocable living trust is a legal contract where the settlor has control over their assets throughout their life or until they are incapacitated. Upon their death, the trust becomes irrevocable and…

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What Is a Living Will and Do I Need One?

In the state of Maryland, a Living Will is a component of an Advance Directive that outlines your healthcare instructions should you become incapacitated and can no longer communicate for yourself.

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