What Does a Guardian of the Estate Do?

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For the purposes of this blog, we are going to focus on one of the three types of guardianship, Guardian of the Estate. Specifically, we are going to answer a question we are asked frequently, “What does a guardian of the estate do?” So, let’s dive right in.

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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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