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A Basic Guide to Conservatorships: What It Is and How It Works

Introduction to Conservatorships

A conservatorship is a proceeding where court appoints a responsible person (called a conservator) to care for another adult who cannot care for him or herself physically or financially (called a conservatee). 

There are two kinds of conservators. A conservator of the person cares for and protects a person when the court decides that the person can no longer do it. A conservator of the estate handles the conservatee’s financial matters, such as paying bills and collecting a person’s income. The court can order a conservator of the person or estate or both.