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Below you will find the explanation of terms used.

Conservator.  An individual, corporation or State agency appointed by the Probate Court to protect and manage the money and property of a person that the Probate Court has found to be incapacitated.  The person under conservatorship is called a "protected person."  A conservator may also be appointed for persons who are unable to effectively manage their estates due to confinement, detention by a foreign power or disappearance. 

Guardian.  An individual, organization, or State agency appointed by the Probate court to make decisions on behalf of a person that the Probate Court has found to be incapacitated.  The person under guardianship is called a "ward."


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