By Joseph H. Nivin

Guardianship for an incapacitated adult allows the person caring for the adult to make all decisions including medical, living accommodations and financial responsibilities. A family law attorney can assist a Guardian or conservator who are both appointed by a judge.

A Conservator is different than a Guardian as they are appointed to only make decisions about money and investments.

To begin the process of legal guardianship or conservator, a family lawyer will explain the process and begin the important step of filing a petition with the court.