Probate Conservatorship Investigator
A judge will appoint the Probate
Conservatorship Investigator to investigate new and continuing
What is a Probate Conservatorship Investigation?
The Omnibus Conservatorship and Guardianship
Reform Act of 2006 requires that courts conduct investigations of
all temporary conservatorships, six month follow up investigations
after the initial appointment of the conservator, and status
investigations at specified one year intervals.
Upon a Probate Judge’s appointment of the Investigator, the
investigation shall be conducted without prior notice to the
conservator. The Omnibus
Conservatorship Act is applicable to both newly appointed and
already established conservatorships. The scope of the investigation
shall focus on the conservatee’s placement, quality of care, and
What do these services cost?
The law authorizes the court to recover the costs
associated with the Conservatorship Investigation.
The fee per Investigation is $400.
The law provides that the fee can be waived or deferred based
on financial hardship.
How long do these services take?
The length of time it takes to complete each investigation may vary
depending on the complexity of the issues and the proximity of the
parties. Once a
Conservatorship Investigation begins it may be completed as early as
within one week or it may take up to approximately six weeks due to
the circumstances of the case.
Who is the Probate Conservatorship Evaluator?
The Probate Conservatorship Investigator is a
trained, skilled, and experienced court investigator.
The Investigator is familiar with community resources and
knowledgeable in the laws governing Probate Court.