- Probate Court has exclusive jurisdiction for the appointment of guardians and/or conservators for both adults and minors.
- Guardianship and conservatorship are legal relationships wherein the Probate Court appoints a person (guardian and/or conservator) to make certain decisions for a ward.
- Guardianship is of the person and a conservatorship is of the property.
- Guardianship and conservatorships can be done on an emergency basis. They can be temporary or permanent based on the needs of the ward.
|Guardianship may take away a ward's right to: ||Conservatorship may take away a ward's right to:|
|-Decide to marry||-Decide to bring and defend actions in court|
|-Make contracts||-Make contracts|
|-Consent to medical treatments||-Buy and sell property|
|-Establish a residence||-Enter into business and commercial transactions|
|-Bring or defend an action in court|
Filing fees are due at the time of filing. No exceptions. We will not file-stamp originals or copies without payment.