A conservatorship is a voluntary, court-supervised relationship in which a mentally competent, but physically infirm, adult applies to the court to appoint a conservator to care for the applicant's person, property, or both.

Frequently, the conservatee has suffered an injury or an illness which inhibits or prevents him/her from physically signing his/her name or taking physical actions necessary to handle his/her business affairs, and yet he/she is mentally sound. These are situations where a conservatorship may be appropriate.

The conservator acts only upon direction from the conservatee. The conservatee remains in control of his/her own business and legal interests.


The information contained on this web site is not legal advice, nor should it substitute for the assistance of a qualified attorney. Good legal assistance can speed up the court process and prevent costly legal errors.

Get more information on obtaining an attorney.