There are many situations wherein an adult may be unable to maintain her or his autonomy or rational capacity. Taking responsibility for a child is typically a straightforward process as one applies to be their guardian, but when the individual who needs care is of legal age, it can be a more difficult situation. This is exactly what a conservatorship is for, though, and there are a number of situations where such an arrangement may be necessary.
Following are three examples of situations in which you may consider pursuing a conservatorship. If you think this may be the best option, you should consult with a lawyer for more information on the legal process of establishing a conservatorship and ensuring you meet the criteria.