Guardianships In Asset Protection Law
In this article, you will learn:
- How long a guardianship lasts.
- How a guardianship may end.
- The difference between a guardianship and conservator.
How Long Does A Guardianship Last?
If guardian of a minor, it will typically last until they turn 18. These guardianships may be contested, however.
If of an adult, guardianships are generally permanent under asset protection law in New York.
Can A Guardianship Be Made Permanent?
Guardianships are generally permanent, unless over a minor. Those would end even the child turns 18.
If a disabled child starts doing really well and shows they can live on their own, the guardianship would be terminated. The same is true for an adult: if they recover from a traumatic event or something, the guardianship would terminated. Most are permanent because of the nature of the diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, that require the guardianship to begin with, however.
What’s The Difference Between A Guardian And A Conservator?
The State of New York does not make a distinction between guardian and conservator. They used to be called conservatorships but no longer are.
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