The Conservator is tasked with the responsibility of caring for, managing, and protecting the assets that are rightfully theirs. The conservatorship role can be a sensitive one as it requires constant attention to detail in order to keep accurate records and protect their client’s interests.
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Types of Conservatorship
General Conservatorships are necessary for those who once cared for themselves but have since been unable to do so. Such cases may be the result of a serious injury, Alzheimer’s Disease or another medical condition that has impaired their ability to care for themselves in any manner whatsoever.
A Limited Conservatorship is a legal arrangement that allows for people with developmental disabilities to live more independent lives. The judge appoints the conservator power over finances, making decisions on education and training as well as marriage contracts. This makes it possible for those who have limited independence to continue living their best life through help from this guardian appointed by the court system.
- The Conservatorship process begins with a petition that details the individual’s incapability to manage their financial affairs, or make appropriate decisions about his/her personal care.
- The court system has a thorough process for determining if conservators are needed. Once the petition is filed, an investigator will interview you to see how much help you need with your finances and personal affairs. If they find that there’s no other way of helping manage your life then it may be determined by the courts that having someone step in like this might make sense and could provide benefits both now as well as down the line because things can change so quickly after all.
- For the Conservatee to be granted power over their finances, they must appear in court and establish that it is necessary. If this happens, then a judge will decide what types of powers are needed based on evidence from an investigation if one has occurred or other information found during the hearing.
- After the court grants someone a Conservatorship, an investigator will try to determine whether or not it is needed. The conservator is required by law to keep records and submit reports on their findings.