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In United States law, conservatorship is when a protector or guardian is appointed by a court judge to manage the financial affairs for another person. This is usually because that person is old or has physical or mental health problems. People in a conservatorship are called conservatees. Conservatees are usually adults. A person in guardianship is called a "ward". The term ward is usually used in reference to minors (people under age 18). Conservatorship may also be used for corporations or organizations.

Appointment of conservatorships

Conservatorship refers to the legal responsibility over a person who has a certain mental disorder or a physical health problem. This includes people who are not able to make medical, financial or legal decisions for themselves.

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