Guardianships and Conservatorships
Generally speaking, a guardian is responsible for decisions about a protected person's personal well-being: residence, healthcare, nutrition, education, personal care, etc.
Generally speaking, a conservator is responsible for making decisions about a protected person's estate: money, property, investments, business, contracts, etc.
Under appropriate facts, the court might appoint one, or the other or both. The guardian and the conservator might be two different people, or they might be the same person.
When selecting from the list below, be careful to select the correct option based on whether you want the court to appoint a guardian, a conservator, or both.
The difference between the two is explained more fully in each of the webpages.
For an Adult
- Procedure for Appointing a Guardian for an Adult
- Procedure for Appointing a Conservator for an Adult
For a Minor
- Guidelines for Serving as a Guardian or Conservator - PDF
- Guardianship and Conservatorship Pre-appointment Tests
- Volunteer Court Visitor Program
Proceedings after Appointment
- Acknowledgement of Restricted Account - PDF
- Inventory (Forms) - PDF
- Inventory (OCAP)
- Motion to Change Reporting Period - PDF
- Motion to Change Venue - PDF
- Motion to Terminate Appointment (Forms) - PDF
- Motion to Terminate Appointment (OCAP)