A Conservatorship may be necessary when an individual is unable to manage his/her property and affairs effectively due to: age, physical illness or disability, mental deficiency, mental illness, chronic use of drugs, chronic intoxication, confinement, detention by a foreign power, and/or disappearance. An individual needing protection might be mentally competent, but request that the court appoint a conservator due to age or physical infirmity.
Protective Orders are designed to be used when protection is needed in a particular transaction or situation, involving a single court appearance. In certain emergency situations, a Preliminary Protective Order can also be entered pending the regular hearing.
For more information, please refer to form PC667, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE FILING A PETITION TO APPOINT A CONSERVATOR.
See Conservatorships of Adults.
A Conservatorship may be necessary for a minor when the minor: owns money or property that requires management or protection that cannot otherwise be provided, or has or may have business affairs that may be jeopardized or prevented by minority, or needs money for support and education and that protection is necessary or desirable to obtain or provide money.
See Conservatorships of Minors.