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Do conservators ever get paid?

On Behalf of | Mar 19, 2019 | Guardianships and Conservatorships |

Many conservators in Connecticut are relatives of the people who need them. Several inherit the job from themselves, as guardians of minors who need help dealing with the more complicated aspects of life, because conservators only apply to people of adult age. But when no family member is available, the court may appoint a professional conservator.

How is a conservatorship managed as a job?

Attorneys and other people who are conservators but not family members may charge the court for their services. This is specified under Regulation 16 of Connecticut Probate Courts.

How are conservators paid?

They keep track of time spent on billable activities, like managing personal care or vital records. Conservators then send an invoice for activities to the court within six months of the activity. Some activities, such as shopping or spending social time with the conserved person, are not billable.

How much do conservators make when they bill their time?

Conservators can bill $50 per hour at increments of six minutes. If conservators require additional help to meet their obligations, they can charge half the normal rate as compensation for that help. Conservators can charge up to $500 for the work done in the first six months of a conservatorship if the person lives in assisted living or double that if the person does not.

How do people manage difficulties with probate arrangements?

Interested parties can recommend or dispute conservatorships in probate court. An attorney can help interpret the decisions of probate courts and advise people on the best way to secure their place in a loved one’s life.