con·ser·va·tor /kən-'sər-və-tər, 'kän-sər-ˌvā-/ n1: a person, official, or institution appointed by a court to take over and manage the estate of an incompetent compare committee, curator, guardian, receiver, tutor2: a public official charged with the protection of something affecting public welfare and interests; specif: an official placed in charge of a bank because its affairs are not in a satisfactory conditioncon·ser·va·tor·ship n
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
n.A guardian; someone appointed by a court to manage an estate, a business, or the personal affairs of someone unable to manage alone.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
Someone appointed by a judge to oversee the affairs of an incapacitated person. A conservator who manages financial affairs is often called a "conservator of the estate." One who takes care of personal matters, such as health care and living arrangements, is known as a "conservator of the person." Sometimes, one conservator is appointed to handle all these tasks. Depending on where you live, a conservator may also be called a guardian, committee, or curator.Category: Divorce & Family Law → Elder Care & SeniorsCategory: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Financial Powers of AttorneyCategory: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Living Wills & Medical Powers of Attorney
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
n.1 The court-appointed custodian of the property or financial affairs of a person who is under the age of capacity or who has been declared legally incompetent.2 In some states, the Same as guardian.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
n.a guardian and protector appointed by a judge to protect and manage the financial affairs and/or the person's daily life due to physical or mental limitations or old age. The conservator may be only of the "estate" (meaning financial affairs), but may be also of the "person," when he/she takes charge of overseeing the daily activities, such as health care or living arrangements of the conservatee. The process is that a relative or friend petitions the appropriate local court for appointment of a specific conservator, with written notice served on the potential conservatee. The object of this concern is interviewed by a court-appointed investigator to determine need, desire and understanding of the potential conservatee as well as the suitability of the proposed conservator. An open hearing is held before the appointment is made. The conservator is required to make regular accountings which must be approved by the court. The conservator may be removed by order of the court if no longer needed, upon the petition of the conservatee or relatives, or for failure to perform his/her duties.
Law dictionary. EdwART. 2013.
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