Question: What is a conservator?
Answer: A conservator is appointed by a county’s probate court to make decisions regarding someone’s health or assets when that person is deemed incapacitated.
Q: Are conservatees protected?
A: Yes. Public conservators are licensed by the state and answer to the court. In fact, the court requires a surety bond to protect conservatees’ estates.
Q: Do conservators manage the estate of the deceased as well?
A: The individual managing the estate of a deceased person is called a personal representative. This individual can act as an executor or administrator, depending on whether he or she was named in the will or appointed after death.