This Guide has information about
- Limited conservatorships
- Who can be a limited conservator and what do they do
- How to start a limited conservatorship
- The rights of a limited conservatee
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Judges can only appoint a limited conservator if it's necessary to promote and protect someone's well-being
A judge may only appoint a limited conservator for a person with a developmental disability if the judge determines, by clear and convincing evidence, that it's necessary to promote and protect the person’s well-being.
The conservatorship must be designed to encourage the conservatee’s maximum self-reliance and independence. The judge may only grant powers and duties to a conservator and limit the proposed limited conservatee’s legal and civil rights to the extent that the grants and limits are necessary to promote and protect the person’s well-being.
You do not have to hire a lawyer to become a conservator. This Guide offers step-by-step instructions if you want to start a case to become a limited conservator.
- You can get free help with the process and forms in many courts at their Self-Help Center
- If you need legal advice or more help, you can hire a lawyer
You may want to consult a lawyer if you need to set up a conservatorship of the estate. This Guide does not offer step-by-step instructions for conservatorships of the estate.
Find out what a conservator must do
If you become a conservator in a limited conservatorship, find out what you'll be expected to do.
Start a limited conservatorship case
Get step-by-step instructions to start a limited conservatorship case.
Find out your rights if you're a conservatee
Get information about the rights of someone in a conservatorship (a conservatee).