When a person can no longer handle his/her own personal and financial affairs, a conservator should be appointed. Conservatorships generally are created when the person is incapacitated due to mental illness, medical disability or advancing age and requires daily assistance. Two (2) physicians must complete Reports of Physician, setting forth the medical condition and the person’s inability to take care of their financial situation and themselves.
A conservator is a fiduciary, that is a person having a legal duty to act for and on behalf of the best interests of an individual — called the ward in this case. A conservator — appointed by the court — will handle the person’s personal and financial affairs, and frequently make medical decisions for the ward. For a family considering appointment of a conservator there are several important elements to consider:
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