Is The Conservator Or Guardian Personally Liable For The Debts Of The Protectee Or Ward?

No, as long as the conservator indicates that he or she is acting on behalf of the protectee or ward in a representative capacity. In addition, neither the conservator nor the guardian assumes personal responsibility for the protectee`s or ward`s debts which may have been incurred by the protectee or ward prior to the court`s determinations that he or she is an incapacitated or disabled person. Of course, unauthorized use of the protectee`s estate or misappropriation of the protectee`s property by either the conservator or guardian will likely require revocation of legal authority as conservator or guardian by the court and may result in personal liability for any harm or loss suffered by the estate.

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