A conservatorship is a voluntary trust relationship using guardianship laws and procedures as basis, in which one party, known as a conservator, acts with court supervision for a competent, physically infirm adult, who is called the conservatee.

Conservator Selection

A conservatorship is based on the consent of the person for whom the conservatorship is to benefit. Thus, the conservatee decides who will serve as conservator, and what property and powers of the conservatee will be included in the conservatorship. In addition the conservatee decides which of the guardianship duties and procedures the conservator follows and the court enforces.