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‘Is It Legal To…?’: Everything you need to know about guardianships, conservatorships

The topic of guardianships and conservatorships has flooded news headlines over the last few years, most recently with popstar Britney Spears’ high-profile court battle to remove her father as her conservator (leading to the #FreeBritney social media movement). It’s not uncommon for Hollywood celebrities and child stars to have conservatorships and guardianships – including actress Amanda Bynes, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, actor Mickey Rooney, and Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson. But what exactly does “guardianship” and “conservatorship” mean?

In the newest episode of “Is It Legal To…?” Jason Jacobe – a Columbia lawyer who specializes in elder law, estate administration, and state and business matters – dives into this topic and explains the difference between the two terms, when and how they are used, and more.

Listen to the episode at https://soundcloud.com/user-784534365/is-it-legal-to-guardianships.

“Is It Legal To…?” is produced by The Missouri Bar, with Communications Director Farrah Fite and veteran Missourinet radio reporter Bob Priddy as the hosts. To listen to more episodes, visit https://missourilawyershelp.org/isitlegalto/.

Have a legal topic you would like discussed or want to be a guest on an upcoming podcast episode? Email Fite at ffite@mobar.org.