WHAT IS A CONSERVATORSHIP?
In summary, if an adult individual is unable to care for their finances and/or person (the "conservatee") due to a developmental disability or a severe mental illness then the court will appoint a responsible person to care and protect the conservatee.
There are two types of conservatorships:
(1) Limited Conservatorship - this is only available to conserve an individual who was born with special needs that prevent him/her/them from being able to make decisions about their body and/or finances.
(2) Probate Conservatorship - when a person of any age no longer has the capacity to make decisions about their body and/or finances.