Guardianship & Conservatorship in Maryland

An elderly man laying in a hospice bed. Two younger hands are holding his.

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?

Black and white image of woman in a hospital bed, in need of a legal guardian.

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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