GUARDIANSHIP AND CONSERVATORSHIP IN ARIZONA
Guardianship and Conservatorship are orders created by probate courts in Arizona for the benefit and protection of the proposed ward. A ward is the person placed under the protection of a legal guardian. Responsibilities will vary depending on whether or not the ward is a minor. After finding that the order is needed, the court will appoint a person or persons to oversee the health, personal, and financial well-being of the ward, or the person who needs protection.
Guardianships and/or Conservatorships can be created on a temporary or permanent basis for both children and adults.
Guardianships are created for the personal and/or health based well being of the ward. Conservatorships are created to allow the appointed Conservator to manage the financial affairs of the ward provided their assets exceed a certain amount.