Can a court appointed conservator change the conservatee’s advance directive?

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Can a court appointed conservator change the conservatee’s advance directive?

Asked on April 10, 2012 under Estate Planning, California

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M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The conservator is responsible for managing the conservatees placement, medical decisions, and mental health treatment.  They should honor the advance directiv eof th conservatee but there can be instances when a decision as to what is best could come down to a change.  It really depends here but if you think that something is a miss then speak out and seek legal counsel in your area.  Good luck.


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