Conservatorships are created over adult persons who are incapacitated in some way. A conservatorship is a legal proceeding where a court judge appoints a responsible person (called a conservator) to care for another adult who cannot care for him/herself or his/her finances (called a conservatee). The person the Court appoints as conservator must prove to be very responsible and is not always a family member.
Probate Conservatorship (Care) - Appointing a care giver and protector.
Probate Conservatorship (Financial) - Appointing a manager to oversee financial matters.
Limited Conservatorship - For a developmentally disabled loved one.
Mental Health (LPS) Conservatorship - For a family member suffering from a serious, biological brain disorder.