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Guardianship and Conservatorship Procedures


Conservatorship -

A court ordered legal relationship where a competent adult or entity is appointed to make financial decisions for a minor or incapacitated adult and care for and manage the property or estate of the protected person. These decisions typically include all decisions regarding the protected person’s property, bank accounts, and bills.


Conservatorship for Adults(PDF)                              Conservatorship for Minors(PDF)



Guardianship -    

A court ordered legal relationship where a competent adult is appointed to care for and make personal decisions on behalf of an incapacitated adult. These proceedings may become necessary for an adult when the person, due to advanced age or physical or mental incapacity, becomes unable to make important decisions on his or her own behalf.

Guardianship for Adults(PDF)



**PLEASE NOTE: Guardianship for minors may only be filed in Family Court.