Guardianships and Conservatorships
In Georgia the Probate Court has jurisdiction to appoint a guardian for an individual or a conservator to manage an individuals assets. Either type of guardian may be temporary or permanent and limited in scope or with full powers of authority depending on the needs of the individual. The court may appoint one person to serve both functions or divide the responsibilities among two people. A guardian of the person is generally appointed where the individual (“Ward”) is in need of assistance because of incapacity, mental or physical, which renders the Ward unable to take care of himself or herself. A conservator is general appointed where the Ward needs assistance in managing financial affairs or assets to protect those assets for the benefit of the Ward. The conservator accounts to the Probate Court for the management of and use of the assets for the benefit of the Ward.
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