Guardianships and Conservatorships

A guardian is someone who has the legal authority to care for another, and a conservator is someone who manages another’s financial affairs. 

In order for a guardian and/or conservator to be appointed, an adult person must be deemed to be “incapacitated”, thereby meaning that he/she lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate responsible decisions concerning oneself or finances.

The Probate court appoints guardians and conservators for these persons who, due to physical or mental disabilities, need assistance in making decisions about their daily lives.

Probate and Mental Health Presiding Judge
Jay Polk

Keith B. Kaplan
Probate and Mental Health Administrator
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