Once appointed, can a guardian and conservator do anything they want to assist the incapacitated?
In general, a guardian can handle the daily affairs of the incapacitated, including making routine medical decisions and handling payment of bills. However, courts frequently require the permission of the probate judge in order to sell an incapacitated’s residence or to make gifts from the incapacitated’s assets, unless the guardian has specifically been granted the authority to do so.
More Guardianship and Conservatorship FAQs
- How is a guardianship or conservatorship established?
- Is a conservator personally liable for the incapacitated?
- Is a guardian and conservator compensated for his or her efforts?
- Is a guardianship or conservatorship necessary?
- Once appointed, can a guardian and conservator do anything they want to assist the incapacitated?
- What is a conservatorship?
- What is a guardianship?
- What reporting responsibilities do I have as a guardian?