Under certain circumstances, the probate code will allow persons to be appointed as conservators or guardians for other persons who need help in managing their day-to-day affairs. A conservator may be appointed over the person (health care, medications, living arrangements, visitation) or over the estate (financial management). Conservators may be temporary or permanent. A person does not have to be adjudicated incompetent before a conservator is appointed for the conservatee. Conservatorships are supervised by the court. Accountings are required for conservators of the estate. Our firm specializes in contested conservatorship matters where two or more persons are in a dispute over which person will serve as the conservator for the conservatee.