Conservatorship - Minnesota Court Forms and Information
What is a Conservatorship?
A conservator is appointed by the court to make financial decisions for the person subject to conservatorship. Conservatorship applies only to those areas of life where protection by a conservator is needed. Conservatorship does not mean that the protected person is incapacitated in all areas of life.
What's the difference between a Conservatorship and a Guardianship?
A conservator is appointed to make financial decisions for the protected person. A conservator protects the estate. A guardian is appointed to make personal decisions for the person in need of protection. A guardian protects the person.
What does "incapacity" mean?
Incapacity means a person who does not have the understanding or capacity to make or communicate responsible decisions about their financial matters.
The Minnesota Courts have forms and information about conservatorship. The Courts do not publish form instructions for every form. See the Conservatorship & Guardianship Manual for information. You may need to speak to a lawyer to determine which forms you need.
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Forms on the Courts website are organized in "packets" and by individual forms. Packets include form instructions and all individual forms. If you are not sure what form you need, start with the Packet and download each individual form in the packet as you need.
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