A conservatorship is a form of adult guardianship in the United States that allows the conservator – who is mostly a family member – to be in charge of the affairs of conservatee. Conservators are given charge after they file a petition in the court.

The conservatorship aims to protect individuals who are unable to fend for themselves and protect their interests, finance, living arrangements, medical care and their general well-being. The court usually appoints a conservator in cases of old age, dementia, developmental disability or physical or mental limitations. The purpose of a conservator is to ensure that the conservatee is healthy and out of harm’s way.

Written by IAS POINT

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