Effect of Establishment of a Conservatorship

The establishment of a conservatorship shifts the responsibility for making financial and personal care decisions from the conservatee to the conservator; the relationship of conservator and conservatee is a fiduciary relationship. P

A conservatorship imposes significant limitations on the conservatee’s ability to act on his or her own behalf. Under a conservatorship of the estate, a conservatee is presumed to lack capacity to contract; to sell, transfer, or convey property; to make gifts; to incur debts (except in limited circumstances); to delegate powers; to waive any rights; or to serve as a fiduciary.