A conservatorship is a court proceeding that is designed to protect a person who is incapacitated and cannot make financial decisions for himself or herself. This process is very similar to probate and is often referred to as a “living probate.”
Conservatorships are necessary when the incapacitated person does not have a power of attorney, advance health care directive, or trust in place. The court will appoint a conservator over the estate (i.e., management of the incapacitated individual’s financial matters) and/or the person (i.e., health care decisions and other personal matters).
The attorneys at Kenneth E. Devore & Associates, APC are highly experienced in representing conservators before the courts. Conservatorships are complicated matters, subject to court supervision and a range of legal and technical guidelines.