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Court Bonds 03.08.2019

Conservatorship vs. Guardianship

Both conservators and guardians are appointed to assist with the financial needs of a minor, disabled, or elderly person. Both have court ordered authority to make decisions for someone who is a minor, elderly, incapacitated,…
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Conservatorship vs. Guardianship
Court Bonds 02.20.2019

The Duties of a Court Appointed Guardian

The purpose of appointing a guardian to an incapacitated or disabled person is to allow the guardian to make decisions for the incapacitated or disabled person that they cannot make themselves. Both financial and non-financial…
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The Duties of a Court Appointed Guardian
Court Bonds 02.20.2019

What Does a Trustee Do?

A trust is a legal entity that technically owns assets and includes instructions describing who you want managing your affairs and who you want to receive the trust’s assets. But what does it mean to…
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What Does a Trustee Do?
Court Bonds 02.20.2019

Types of Trusts

So you’re thinking about setting up a trust. Or you’ve been appointed to be a trustee for a trust. It would probably help to know what the differences are between the types of trust, and…
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Types of Trusts
Court Bonds 02.20.2019

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Estate Planning

When you think of estates and estate planning, you probably think it’s just something that rich people do to pass their assets onto their children. But did you know that there’s a lot more to…
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Estate Planning
Court Bonds 02.20.2019

What is Receivership and What Is It For?

Receivership can best be defined as a process where someone legally appointed as receiver for a company acts in that capacity as a custodian for the company’s assets or operations. Receivership is most commonly associated…
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What is Receivership and What Is It For?
Court Bonds 02.20.2019

When Does a Family Member Need a Conservator or Guardian?

A guardian is appointed to take care of most non-monetary (and often times monetary) decisions for someone who is not able to do this themselves, while conservators are appointed to handle only the actual monetary…
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When Does a Family Member Need a Conservator or Guardian?
Court Bonds 02.19.2019

The Duties of Conservators and Guardians

Guardians and conservators are appointed to the incapacitated, the elderly, the disabled or minors to care for the affairs and needs of these wars. But what are the specific duties of a guardian and a…
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The Duties of Conservators and Guardians
Court Bonds 02.19.2019

How a Court Appointed Guardianship is Established

Some people may be too young, mentally unfit, or physically unwell to be able to make financial or legal decisions. They may not be able to fully understand the ramifications of their decisions and what…
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How a Court Appointed Guardianship is Established