What Are the Duties of the Conservator?
  • Accumulate, preserve, and protect the assets of the protected individual
  • Handle those assets as any other competent adult would handle his or her own funds
  • Expend reasonable sums as necessary for the ordinary care and support of the protected individual
  • Ask court permission before selling or otherwise disposing of the protected individual's real estate (by petition with a copy of the most recent assessor statement or tax statement showing the state equalized value) Conservators may be held responsible for improper management of the funds if it is a result of bad faith or negligent handling.

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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?