Conservatorships

A conservatorship is the process by which a judge appoints a responsible person or organization (called the “Conservator”) to care for another adult (called the “Conservatee”) who is unable to care for himself or herself. A conservatorship is established by the court to manage the financial affairs, daily activities, health care, and/or living arrangements of an individual who is mentally or physically unable to care for himself or herself. A conservatorship is most commonly used in the event of mental illness or dementia, however, minor children may also be protected via conservatorship in the absence of parental involvement.