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Guardianship

Guardianship

Depending on the State in which you live, you will also hear the term Conservator or Conservatorship. For the most part, a Conservator and Guardian are one in the same.

The law presumes that once an individual attains the age of 18 they are considered an adult, which means they are competent to make their own decisions, to enter in to contracts, and to be responsible for themselves and all the decisions they make. For most individuals with a developmental or cognitive disability they are unable to make these decisions. However, the law does not single them out. At age 18 they are treated like every other adult in our society.

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