Conservatorship is a legal concept in the United States of America, where an entity or organization is subjected to the legal control of an external entity or organization, known as a conservator. Conservatorship is established either by court order (with regards to individuals) or via a statutory or regulatory authority (with regards to organizations). In other legal terms, a conservatorship may refer to the legal responsibilities over a person who is mentally ill, including those who are psychotic, suicidal, incapacitated or is in some other way unable to make legal, medical or financial decisions on behalf of themselves.
Conservatorships are generally put in place for severely mentally ill individuals who are gravely disabled, elderly individuals with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease who lack mental capacity, or individuals with developmental disabilities who may or may not lack mental capacity. Mental capacity has to be determined by a medical physician or a psychiatrist experienced in the field and is documented and provided to the court as evidence.
A person under conservatorship is a “conservatee,” and can refer to an adult. A person under guardianship is a “ward,” and can refer to a minor child.
Appropriate conservator is a permanent commitment and will not end until the court relieves you of your legal obligations.
Help4You can assist you petition for a Conservatorship. Petitioning the court for a conservatorship can be complicated, multi-step process and requires court appearance, exploration and may involve probate. We make things easier to process by ensuring that all the required paperwork is properly filled out and filed with the court.