|FAQ Frequently Asked Questions||How is a Conservator Appointed?|
|A petition for the appointment of a Conservator is filed with the court. The petition may be filed by the person to be protected, any person interested in the estate, affairs or welfare of the protected person such as a parent or guardian, or any person adversely affected by improper management of the property and affairs of the protected person.|
Notice of the time and place of the proceeding is given to the person to be protected, the spouse, or if none, the parents of the protected person.
The person to be protected must be represented by counsel, either the person's own counsel or counsel appointed by the court. The court must also appoint a physician and visitor who will submit a report to the court before the hearing date. The person to be protected is entitled to be present at the hearing.
The court may also appoint a Conservator for a single transaction or a limited purpose. The limitation is noted on the letters of appointment.