Conservatorship is the process referred to in many states in which a legal proceeding is initiated to request a judge appoint a conservator to care for someone who is unable to care for themselves or their finances and/or who is susceptible to being taken advantage of by others. In Nevada, the process is referred to as guardianship.
It is important to know that if a person is deemed incapacitated it does not necessarily mean that a conservatorship is necessary, which is typically established because a problem has arisen where a person needs to be named in order to act on behalf of the incapacitated person.
Ward. The Ward is an elderly adult who is considered an “incapacitated person” whom is incapable of making decisions for themselves and, as a result, has been placed under a conservatorship.
Conservator. The person(s) who has been appointed to make decisions for the Ward. These decisions can be related to the personal welfare of the Ward, the finances of the Ward, or both.
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For over twenty years our firm has been helping people with the conservatorship process. Whether you are seeking to obtain one of a family member, friend or loved one, or you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of having to contest an existing matter.