Conservatorships

Authority, Appointment, and Duty of Conservators in Alabama

Courts generally have the power to appoint a conservator for someone who has been deemed gravely disabled and unable to meet their basic needs. A conservator has the authority as well as the legal duty to guard the personal and property interests of the conservatee, as well as make financial decisions that are in their best interest (since they cannot do so). In the context of probate issues, a common situation that arises is when a mentally disabled person inherits property. When this happens, the court must appoint a conservator to manage the property for that person. The conservator acts as a trustee.  In order to have a conservator appointed, an application must be filed with the court.  This is where our Alabama Conservator Attorneys can help you.

Conservatorship is subject to yearly supervision by the court. This means the conservator must come to the court once a year and account for the property under his supervision, as well as any significant changes in the situation (for example, large transactions). Conservators serve an important function in the probate process, and often need legal advice or services in obtaining or maintaining a conservatorship. If you or someone you know needs help regarding a conservatorship, the probate attorneys Parkman White, LLP can help.  Call our legal team at 334-792-1900 or E-mail us today, whether you live in Columbia, Ozark, Daleville, or anywhere near Dothan, Alabama.