In some instances, legal adults lose or never achieve the ability to care for themselves sufficiently. That leads those who love them to consider an adult guardianship, which is called a conservatorship in California. This form of protection for a person with limited abilities for self care comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages, all of which deserve careful consideration before pursuing conservatorship for an individual in need.
A whole host of legal protections usually designate the inheritance of one spouse as his or her individual property, but depending on when the inheritance gift occurs and the choices that the receiving spouse makes surrounding how to store and use the assets of an inheritance, it is not always simple to determine what is and is not inheritance at all.
Alimony laws have varied from state to state for years, making it necessary for couples considering divorce to look into the applicable laws in their state to understand how to fairly address the issue of spousal support. Depending on the nature of the divorce and the laws of the state where a divorce took place, the terms of alimony varied significantly from one couple to the next, but once fair terms were reached, paying spouse's could take some comfort in the tax breaks associated with paying support.