If you are confused as to, What is a conservatorship? In a nutshell it is a means by which a Family member can obtain an order from the Probate court that a loved one is unable to take care of him or herself and/or can not manage his or her own finances. The Probate Court will then appoint a Conservator to care for the person and/or the estate of the Conservatee.
If you are appointed conservator by the court you will need to seek court approval and report to the court. You will need to purchase a Conservators Handbook that will detail the duties of a Conservator. Call an attorney to assist you in filing the necessary documents to have you or a family member appointed as conservator.
The Conservatee has the right to be treated with respect; Receive good care, and has a right to have his or her wishes taken into consideration.
The Probate Court may appoint an attorney for the conservatee. The conservatee has the right to make health care decisions, marry, change or create a will or trust, seek to terminate the conservatorship, vote and care for finances unless deemed by the court that her or she can not manage health care decisions or finances.