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Public Guardian FAQs

Last modified: 3/7/2012 11:26 PM
​The Public Guardian/Conservator does not petition on behalf of a private individual. Although an individual can file a petition themselves, it is highly recommended that a private legal professional is consulted for advice.
​Those two documents may give you the same authorities as a conservatorship would, depending on the wording of the power of attorney for health care or finance document. It is recommended that a private legal professional is consulted for advice.
​The filing may only occur in the county of residence of the person being considered for conservatorship.
​The Office of the Public Guardian does not file conservatorships with co-conservators.
Depending on the circumstances, such as health or financial risk, a court appointment can take up to 30 days for emergencies.