What Is a Conservator?

A conservator is someone who is appointed by a court to act on behalf of an adult individual who is incapable of handling his or her own affairs. Each state has different rules regarding  conservatorship, and the terms are used in different ways depending on the jurisdiction. Another term used for a conservator is guardian. In some states, a guardian handles the personal affairs of a ward who cannot act on his or her own, and a conservator handles the ward s financial affairs. In others, a guardian would handle all of the affairs of a ward. We practice law in the state of California. In our state, guardianship proceedings are conducted to appoint someone to care for a minor child.  This could include both financial and personal decisions. A conservator would be appointed by a court to handle the affairs of an incapacitated adult again possibly including both financial and personal decisions. Importance of Incapacity Planning You may wonder why you should worry about a representat
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