Conservatorship & Guardianship

What is a Conservatorship?

A conservatorship is a legal arrangement where someone is appointed to make decisions for another person who cannot do so themselves. This typically happens when someone is no longer capable of making personal or financial decisions, such as due to a stroke or other incapacitating condition. Sometimes, a person may still be capable but wants to appoint someone else to help them. For example, an elderly person may want their son or daughter to assist with managing their finances.


In Connecticut, there are two types of conservatorships:

  • Managing someone’s finances
  • Making personal decisions like medical care or housing.
  • Although, sometimes, one person can have for both roles.

The process for establishing a conservatorship is handled in Connecticut probate courts.

How Can I Get Help with Becoming a Conservator?

At Ganim Legal, P.C., we assist clients with asking the court for both voluntary and involuntary conservatorships. As your legal counsel, we will guide you through the process and explain your legal responsibilities. We also handle contested conservatorships for either side. This situation occurs when someone wants to challenge a conservatorship.

Our law firm is led by Attorney Paul Ganim, who has dealt with conservatorships in various situations. He is also a Probate Judge in Bridgeport, but due to his judicial role, he cannot act as legal counsel for matters in the Bridgeport Probate Court. However, we can recommend a competent lawyer who can assist you. Our lawyers handle conservatorship matters in all other probate courts in Connecticut, including Fairfield, New Haven, Stamford, Norwalk, Trumbull, Westport, Easton, Monroe, Wilton, and Redding.

Are You Ready To Learn More? We Can Help!

If you’re interested in becoming a conservator and have questions, we invite you to contact us at 203-908-3100 for a free consultation with our conservatorship lawyer.

Paul J. Ganim
Alexa Billings
Jennifer Ganim
Nicholas Taylor