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Guardians and conservators are individuals (often family members), companies, or organizations appointed by a Judge to make decisions for another adult that is incapacitated and unable to manage their finances, property, health care, or living arrangements. An adult that is incapacitated is called a protected person.

A guardian may help manage the protected person’s healthcare needs, medical appointments, and housing.
A conservator may help manage the protected person’s finances, investments, and properties.

The exact duties of a guardian and conservator are particular to the needs of the protected person. These duties are outlined in the Judge’s order issued when guardianship or conservatorship is granted. A Guardian and conservator must report to the Court yearly regarding any actions they take on behalf of the protected person. 

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