A Guide to Guardianship and Conservatorship What is a guardianship? A guardianship is the appointment by a court of an individual or entity to provide care and to make personal decisions for a minor or an incapacitated adult. The person for whom a guardian is appointed is called a ward. Below is a brief explanation of Arizona adult guardianships and conservatorships. Whether your matter involves a guardianship and/or conservatorship, we are here to try our best to help. Berk Law Group, PC is available to try to assist you in handling contested and uncontested guardianships and conservatorships in Arizona.
A conservatorship is a protective proceeding initiated in the Probate Division of a local Superior Court to protect, or “conserve,” the funds and other assets of an incapacitated adult or a minor and to ensure that a person’s financial obligations are being met. Conservator Account Forms Throughout the conservatorship, you will be required to file an annual account with the court which provides an account of the protected person's finances. The forms below represent different stages of the conservatorship and are the required format for providing such accounts to .
Prior to adoption of new probate rules by the Arizona Supreme Court effective January 1, an emergency guardianship or conservatorship could only be filed in a case where you had requested permanent guardianship or conservatorship as well. Under the new rules it is no longer required that you request a permanent guardianship or conservatorship. Guardianship and Conservatorship in Arizona Guardianship and conservatorship are legal terms that are often used interchangeably. While they both concern the legal authority to care for a minor or an incapacitated adult, there’s actually an important distinction between the two.