A time may occur when a loved one can no longer take care of themselves, financially or in regards to their health. This would create a need for a conservator for that loved one. A conservatorship is a court proceeding that allows an individual to be appointed as a conservator. A conservator will have the power to manage the health care and financial matters of an adult who does not have the legal capacity to take care of himself or herself. The court may appoint one to manage a person’s personal care if that person cannot manage needs for physical health, medical care, food, clothing or shelter.
At Neal Ashmore, our lawyers assist clients with conservatorships and will discuss with you the specifics of what you want to accomplish and what is in your best interests.
A court may appoint a conservatorship to manage the financial affairs of a person who no longer has the ability to manage his or her own financial resources. The same person may be appointed as the conservator of a person and of the estate. In many cases, this person is a family member of the person who is taken care of by the conservatorship.
It may be possible to have a limited conservatorship for developmentally disabled individuals. The court may limit the power of a conservator to protect the health and welfare of the protected individual.