Probate Conservatorship

A Probate Conservatorship is a Court Proceeding where a Judge appoints a responsible person to care for another adult who cannot care for him/herself or his/her finances.

There are two kinds of Conservators

  • A “Conservator of the Person” cares for and protects a person when the Judge decides that the person (called the "Conservatee") can’t do it.
  • A Conservator of the Estate handles the Conservatee’s Financial Matters – such as paying bills and collecting a person's income, if the Judge decides the Conservatee is not able to do so on their own.

Other Types of Conservatorships

There are other kinds of Conservatorship Proceedings such as a Mental Health LPS Conservatorship and a Limited Conservatorship.

  • An ”LPS Conservatorship” usually is initiated by the county or other Mental Health Agency when a person is a danger to themselves or others requiring Hospitalization or Placement in a Mental Health Facility.
  • A “Limited Conservatorship” is a proceeding for persons who are Developmentally Disabled but still have some degree of independence.