SERVICES > CONSERVATORSHIP
Conservatorship refers to the protection of a person's estate or property, not the person themself, and is filed when a person is in need of monetary management. For protection of the person, see Guardianship above.
The filing of a formal conservatorship petition is necessary for both minor and adult conservatorships. Arizona statute determines who may be considered for appointment as Conservator, and in what order. ARS §14-5410
A Conservator is appointed to manage the estate or property of an adult (a person 18 years of age or over) who because of mental or physical illness or disability or alcohol or drug abuse, confinement, detention by a foreign power or disappearance, is unable to make those decisions and there is property which will be wasted or dissipated unless proper management is provided, or where it is necessary or desirable to obtain or provide funds to provide for the support, care and welfare of the adult, or those entitled to be supported by them.
A Conservator is appointed to manage the estate or property of a minor (a person under 18 years of age) who owns money or property that requires management or protection which cannot otherwise be provided or has or may have affairs which may be jeopardized or prevented by his minority or if it is necessary or desirable to obtain or provide funds to provide for the support, care and welfare of the minor.
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