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What is the Difference Between a Limited and General Conservatorship?

A general conservatorship is well known to most people. The purpose of a general conservatorship is to protect those who are incapable of making such decisions, or to protect anyone who is generally unable to resist fraud or undue influence. As a result, the conservatee loses the ability to make decisions regarding their assets, finances, healthcare, and living arrangements. Someone with severe dementia, for example, who is unable to meet their daily needs, might need to be conserved.

A limited conservatorship, however, applies only to developmentally disabled persons. Limited conservatorships of the person are court-ordered arrangements where a conservator manages the day-to-day needs of someone with developmental disabilities. For example, individuals with developmental disabilities, such as autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, or mental retardation, usually require a limited conservatorship. Individuals in this category require an adult’s care and supervision, but to a lesser degree than those who require a general conservatorship. While maintaining a level of care, limited conservatorships allow the individual to be as independent as possible. Often, parents of a person who needs this type of conservatorship will name such a person in their will.

Whether you’re putting in place a conservatorship for a family member or are involved in a dispute or other legal matter relating to a conservatorship, it’s highly recommended that you speak with one of our conservatorship attorneys to get the legal guidance you need. Due to our concentration in estates and probate law, we have extensive experience handling conservatorship matters. Whether general or limited, we can assist you with any type of conservatorship to ensure that it is properly established by the court. Contact us at (888) 596-3590 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.

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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. | Dennis M. Sandoval
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. | Dennis M. Sandoval
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. | Dennis M. Sandoval
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. | Dennis M. Sandoval
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. | Dennis M. Sandoval
Dennis M. Sandoval
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