What Protections Exist Against Bad Conservators?

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What is a Conservator?

A conservator is someone appointed by the court to handle your affairs if you become incapacitated.  Depending on the nature of the conservatorship, this person may have complete authority over your assets. 

How Are My Assets Protected From Mismanagement?

There are a number of safeguards in place to protect you against mismanagement by your conservator:

While these safeguards protect you against your conservator’s mismanagement, they are not foolproof, and mismanagement can still occur.

Should I Consult an Attorney?

If you or a family member is being placed under conservatorship, you may wish to contest the conservatorship, object to the choice of conservator, or identify mismanagement. An estate attorney with experience in conservatorships, can help you take these steps to ensure that the conservatorship is properly managed.

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Last Modified: 01-28-2014 03:10 PM PST

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