Aprobate conservatorship is a court proceeding where a judge appoints a responsible person (called a conservator) to care for another adult who cannot care for him/herself or his/her finances (called a conservatee). The person the Court appoints as conservator must be very responsible.
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 – like paying bills and collecting a person’s income – if the judge decides the conservatee can’t do it.