Conservator of Estate / Conservator of Person

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Information for the following was obtained from User Guide for Conservators, a guide published by the Probate Court Administrator: http://www.ctprobate.gov/Documents/User%20Guide%20-%20Conservators.pdf.

WHAT IS A CONSERVATOR?

WHAT ARE THE LIMITATIONS ON A CONSERVATOR’S AUTHORITY?
The court assigns only the duties and authority that are the least restrictive means of intervention necessary to meet the needs of the conserved person. The “least restrictive means of intervention” means intervention that is sufficient to provide within the resources available to the conserved person, either from his or her own estate or from private or public assistance, while affording the conserved person the greatest amount of independence and self-determination. The conserved person shall retain all rights and authority not expressly assigned to the conservator.

HOW ARE CONSERVATORSHIP PROCEEDINGS STARTED?
In Connecticut, the probate courts have sole jurisdiction over the appointment of conservators. A person filing an application for conservatorship must apply to the probate court in the probate district where the respondent (the person alleged to be incapable) resides at the time the application is filed. Applications for conservatorship are available at the probate court website, www.ctprobate.gov/ (then click on “Forms”).

WHO MAY BECOME A CONSERVATOR?

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SOURCES: Office of the Probate Court Administrator: User Guide for Conservators
PREPARED BY: 211/rj
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: July2017