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What is a conservatorship?
A conservatorship is a court process in which a judge decides whether or not you are able to care for your health, food, clothing, shelter, finances, or personal needs. A judge may take some of these important rights away from you. A responsible person may be appointed by the judge to make decisions for you. The court calls that person a “conservator.” The court calls you the “conservatee.” Conservatorships are only for persons 18 years of age or older.