There are many aspects to family law. Many people think of divorce, adoption or child custody, but it's a wide legal field that emphasizes finding the best ways to take care of your family. One issue is how to care for family members who can't care for themselves. Children under the age of 18 have their own classification, but when our elders' heath begins to fail or, for vulnerable adult family members, you need to plan ahead to make sure they are protected.
Two terms that may be familiar are conservatorship and guardianship. Many Coloradans have a general idea of what those words mean, but they aren't familiar with the distinction between them. When it comes to legal rights, the details are essential. A simple explanation is that conservatorship refers to financial responsibility, whereas guardianship refers to care-giving responsibility.