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Joint Guardian & Conservator

Minnesota Law on Guardianship & Conservatorship

What is a joint guardian/conservator?

One person who has all the powers of both appointments.

Why is a joint appointment useful?

Because one person can manage and administer the care of the ward/estate in a more efficient and timely manner than can two people doing two separate jobs.

Are there negatives to joint appointment?

There can be. When there are two people, one serving each role, then they each can be a check on the abuse of the other's power.

Is this a serious issue?

Maybe. It depends on the circumstances. It depends on the person appointed. Is the appointee a good manager and a fair and trustworthy person?

Hopefully, the court will appoint a person to act as joint guardian/conservator who can be trusted to act in the best interests of the ward and estate.


Learn more about guardians and guardianship.

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