WHAT IS A LEGAL GUARDIAN?
A legal guardian is a person who has the legal court appointed authority (and the corresponding duty) to care for the personal and property interests of another person, called a ward. Guardians are typically used in four situations: guardianship for an incapacitated senior (due to old age or infirmity), guardianship for a minor, and guardianship for developmentally disabled adults and for adults found to be incompetent.
WHAT IS A CONSERVATOR?
Conservatorship is a legal protector appointed by a judge to manage the financial affairs and/or daily life of another due to physical or mental limitations, or old age.
WHAT IS MEDIATION?
Mediation is a procedure in which the parties discuss their disputes with the assistance of a trained impartial third person(s) who assists them in reaching a settlement. It may be an informal meeting among the parties or a scheduled settlement conference. The dispute may either be pending in a court or potentially a dispute which may be filed in court.