Who can be appointed as a conservator?

The court may appoint any interested person to be a conservator. However, the probate court will give priority to a person nominated by the individual in a power of attorney. If no one is nominated, the next priority is the spouse and then the adult children of the individual. Other parties that might have priority are a relative of the individual or a caregiver. Even though an individual might have priority for appointment as a Conservator, the Court must still find that the individual is suitable to act in this capacity.

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