LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Jeffrey Louis Gaffney | Jul 8, 2020

Your Developmentally Disabled Child Turns 18

Your child is now an adult, but what does that mean for you when they still cannot care for themselves? Once your child turns 18, they become an adult and are legally able to make all of their own decisions. If your child has a developmental disability like autism, then they may not be capable of making their own decisions. If that is the case then it is time to ask the Court to appoint a Conservator. In California, a Guardianship is for minors and Conservatorship is for adults; in other states that terms may change.

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