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 Conservators and Guardians
 

Filing Fee: $75.00

Deposit for Appointments:  $1,000.00

A Conservator is a person appointed by the Court to handle the financial matters and property of a minor or adult person who is incapacitated.  A Guardian is a person appointed by the Court to make decisions concerning a personís physical needs. An incapacitated person is someone who is physically and/or mentally unable to care for himself/herself.

A Conservator may be appointed when a person can no longer handle property or manage  business affairs.  A Guardian may be appointed when a person can no longer make decisions regarding their personal needs.  The person might have property that will be wasted without a Conservator or be in need of funds to support them.  In many cases, the person has entered a nursing home and has become incapacitated and needs his/her property to be sold in order to generate funds to support them while in a nursing home.  In other cases, a Guardian might become necessary because the person might have suffered a stroke or other illness and be unable to respond or make medical decisions alone.