When Is a Conservator Needed?

When the individual is unable to manage his or her property or business affairs effectively because of either:

  • Mental illness
  • Chronic intoxication
  • Mental deficiency
  • Confinement
  • Physical illness
  • Detention by a foreign power
  • Physical disability
  • Disappearance
  • Chronic use of drugs
  • Age or physical infirmity (note)

(note) If the individual joins in the request for a conservator's appointment and, proper management is required because of either of the following:

  • The individual has property that will be wasted or dissipated, or
  • Funds are needed for the support, care, and welfare of the individual or those entitled to be supported by that individual

Show All Answers

1. What Is a Guardian and What Is a Conservator?
2. When Is a Conservator Needed?
3. Who May Petition the Court for the Appointment of a Conservator?
4. What Happens After the Petition for Guardianship and/or Conservatorship Is Filed?
5. What Are the Duties of the Conservator?
6. When May a Guardianship or Conservatorship Be Terminated?