The type of probate court matter in which a conservator is appointed for a protected individual (either a minor or an adult).
A court proceeding in which the court supervises the management of an incapacitated person's affairs and/or personal care.
a court-appointed arrangement for the financial protection of the estate of an incapacitated person
a court arrangement allowing an individual power over the financial affairs of an elder
a court procedure to take care of you or your estate in the event you become incapacitated
a court proceeding designed to protect an individual who can no longer protect him or herself due to advanced age or trauma
a Court proceeding that appoints a manager to be legally responsible for the personal and/or financial needs of an individual who is declared to lack the capacity to properly provide for those needs alone
a court proceeding to appoint a manager for the financial affairs or the personal care of a person who is either physically or mentally unable to handle either or both
a court proceeding to appoint an individual or a corporation with trustee powers to manage the financial affairs of a minor or other person who can no longer manage his or her own property or financial matters
a court supervised procedure by which an agent is appointed to manage your assets and/or personal affairs, including medical care, when you are not able to do so yourself
a court-supervised proceeding that can involve substantial legal fees
a court-supervised process for managing the affairs of an individual who lacks the mental or physical ability to care for himself or herself
a formal court process used to appoint a conservator of the person and/or property of someone who is unable to provide for his own personnel needs and/or is unable to manage his own financial resources
a judicial proceeding where the court appoints someone (a conservator) to take control of your affairs while you are incapacitated
a legal action filed in the county superior court where the incapacitated person (called a "conservatee") resides
a legal arrangement in which an individual, a conservator, has court permission and responsibility to manage the affairs of another adult who is in need of assistance, referred to as an incapacitated person
a legal mechanism by which the court declares a person unable to handle his or her own affairs and, therefore, appoints a conservator
a legal proceeding in which an adult "conservator," or caretaker, is appointed by a judge to manage the affairs and to care for another adult "conservatee" whom the judge determines is unable to perform these tasks for themselves
a legal relationship whereby the probate court gives a person (the conservator) the power to make financial decisions for another (the protectee)
a legal right given to a person to be responsible for the assets and finances of a person deemed fully or partially incapable of providing these necessities for himself or herself
a legal tool for managing the property and affairs of someone who, unfortunately, did not sign a power of attorney and can no longer do so
an individual or corporation appointed by the court to manage the estate, property, or other business affairs of an individual whom the court has determined is unable to properly take care of his affairs himself, because of incapacity
a Probate Court proceeding under which an incapacitated person's financial and personal affairs are administered by a person appointed by the Probate Judge
a protective arrangement for estate management which is most useful when there is a need to ensure that the delegation of authority will be honored, or when the estate is large or complex
a public proceeding and the protected person's assets, income and expenses become a matter of public record
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
A proceeding in the probate court that appoints a person to assume control over an individual's assets because that individual is unable to deal with his or her own property. It is usually based upon legal incompetence. A court appointed conservator must usually post a bond. The use of a revocable living trust can avoid a conservatorship by providing for the management of assets in the event of legal incompetence or incapacity.
A court-controlled program for persons who are unable to manage their own affairs due to mental or physical incapacity. May also be called a guardianship.
Legal right given to a person to manage the property and financial affairs of a person deemed incapable of doing that for himself or herself. (See also guardianship.)
A person, official, or institution appointed by a court to take over and manage the estate of an incompetent.
the court-administered process whereby an individual or institution is given control over the financial assets of a child or incompetent adult. A conservator is a type of fiduciary.
A legal process during which the court appoints someone to act as conservator and be responsible for the assets of an individual who is no longer mentally competent.
A legal process in which an adult is appointed by the Court to make financial decisions for another person who is determined to be financially incapable to make these decisions. A Conservator may be appointed when it is determined that the protected person has money or property that requires management or protection. A conservatorship proceeding is a different legal proceeding that guardianship; it may be done independent from or jointly with a guardianship proceeding.
A court proceeding where a judge picks someone (a conservator) to take care of an adult's personal needs (Conservatorship of the person) and/or his or her finances (Conservatorship of the estate). For minors, see Guardianship.
In many states, this term is synonymous with guardianship. In New Jersey, it is utilized as a protective arrangement for individuals who are not mentally incapacitated but are frail and do not feel that a power of attorney can protect their interests. It is important to note that a conservatorship only provides for property management. It does not allow for decision making as to an individuals personal or medical needs.
Probate proceeding initiated to supervise management of the property of an incapacitated or incompetent person.
A court-controlled program for persons who are unable to manage their own affairs due to physical or mental incompetence.
A circumstance in which the court declares an individual unable to take care of legal matters and appoints another individual, known as a conservator, to do so.
A court controlled program for persons who have been declared incompetent because they are unable to manage their own affairs. Also called a probate guardianship in some states.
A conservatorship is a court order that some property or a person be subject to the legal control of another person or entity. Many jurisdictions use the term "guardianship of the person" to refer to the same legal principle. A person under conservatorship is a conservatee or protected person; a person under guardianship is a ward.