Guardianship vs. Conservatorship: What’s the Difference?

To guard and to conserve seem to be two sides of the same coin. From a semantic perspective, this is possibly an exercise in hair splitting. From a legal perspective, there is definitely a difference. Here’s how guardianship and conservatorship differ from each other. Guardianship In essence, guardianship gives another person control over your personal affairs should you become incapacitated. Guardianships can Read More

Understanding Guardianship in Minnesota

Put simply, guardianship is a legal device whereby an adult who is capable of handling their own affairs is put in charge of handling the affairs of someone who cannot take care of themselves. The most common form of guardianship involves parents who are the guardians of their minor children—they make decisions regarding the child’s well-being, education, health care, and, in some cases, their finances. The Read More

Understanding the Dangers of Self-Help Estate Planning

People thinking about estate planning today have more decisions to make than ever before. There are many different estate planning tools that need to be considered, and it is important that you choose how your estate planning is done. It wasn’t too long ago that the only real option for estate planning was to work with an attorney. Today there are lots of ‘do it yourself’ estate planning options out there (e.g. Read More