|FAQ Frequently Asked Questions||How Does a Conservatorship Differ From a Guardianship?|
|A Conservatorship is a court proceeding to appoint an individual, or a corporation with trustee powers, to manage the financial affairs of a minor or other person who can no longer manage his or her own property or financial matters.|
Generally, the Conservator does not make decisions regarding the personal care of the individual as a guardian does. However, a conservator may assume duties of a guardian if appointed Conservator of the estate of an unmarried minor, where no one has parental rights, and no guardian has been appointed.
The person for whom a Conservator is appointed is called a protected person.
A Conservator has control over the finances and property of an individual who has been determined unable to manage their own finances.