A conservator is an individual appointed by a probate court to oversee the affairs of an adult, and may be of the estate, or person, or both. A conservator of estate handles another person’s finances. A conservator of the person handles a person’s medical care/health care decisions and living arrangements. A conservator must account to the probate court details of a conserved person’s assets, income and expenses, and must also report to the probate court regarding a conserved person’s medical care and needs. Certain decisions made by a conservator must have probate court approval before they are carried out. Attorney Reardon’s practice in the area of conservatorship consists of either assisting conservators with their duties, or else serving as conservator if one is needed.

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