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Conservatorship

How Does a Conservatorship Work?

A conservatorship is a legal arrangement where a judge appoints a family member, friend, or organization to handle the affairs of an incapacitated adult. The vast majority of conservatorship cases involve an adult who is in a coma, suffers from advanced ...
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Conservatorship vs Durable Power of Attorney

The primary difference between conservatorship and a durable power of attorney is all about timing. While both involve caring for an incapacitated person, a durable power of attorney is executed before the person loses their mental capacity, and a conservatorship is ordered ...
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What Does it Mean to be a Conservator?

A conservator is appointed by a judge to help a minor, disabled adult, or an incapacitated person with their financial affairs. Without a conservatorship, only the individual’s parents or spouse can manage their assets. Common duties of a conservator include: Handling the ...
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Difference Between Power of Attorney and Conservator

When an adult is incapacitatedor otherwise unable to manage aspects of their affairs—be it financial, medical, or personal—it’s important to have someone with the authorization to assist them and act on their behalf. Spouses are inherently granted the necessary authorization ...
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What is Conservatorship for Elderly?

When an elderly individual loses the capacity to rationally manage their finances, a judge can appoint a conservator to step in and take control of their assets. The extent of the conservator’s authority will depend on how mentally incapacitated the elderly ...
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How Do Conservatorships Work in Arizona?

In a conservatorship, the court appoints an individual or entity (such as a private fiduciary) to manage the financial affairs of an incapacitated adult who is unable to manage their own property or finances. Conservatorships can also be appointed to ...
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Conservator of Estate vs Power of Attorney

When an adult becomes mentally incapacitated and can no longer manage their own affairs, a family member or close friend will usually be asked to step in and provide assistance and care. Depending on the extent of the incapacitated adult’s ...
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Conservator of an Estate

When an adult becomes mentally incapacitated and can no longer manage their own affairs, a family member, friend, or public guardianship agency may need to step in and provide assistance. If the incapacitated adult (referred to as the protected person ward) ...
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Ending a Conservatorship

Conservatorships and guardianships are protective proceedings that are designed to provide decision-making assistance and financial management for minors and incapacitated adults (referred to as a protected person or ward). In both cases, the protective orders are designed to remain in effect until ...
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