In many states, the probate court serves several functions. The most common is administration of the estates of persons who die, called a probate proceeding. However, the probate court also handles guardianships and conservatorships. Thus, the same court may decide to appoint a conservator for an incapacitated person, and then may administer that person's estate several years later, after death.
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