Unless you are employed in the legal field or have been involved in a legal action, much of the terminology is confusing. This is especially so in the family law field, which introduces residents to many previously unheard of legal terms. Two of these terms – guardianships and conservatorships – can arise within the family law area of practice in the state of California.
To help you determine how one or both of these legal terms may apply in your family law situation, the following sections contain basic information about guardianships and conservatorships. Learning about these terms helps you identify what kind of service you need from an attorney and it helps you prepare for any consultations between you and your lawyer.