Public Administrators serve as court appointed personal representatives in decedent's estates, and as guardians and/or conservators for individuals who are unable to care for themselves or their property when there is no one else to serve.
Guardianship and conservatorship is a legal process used when a person can no longer make safe and/or sound decisions about his or her person and/or property and may fall victim to fraud or improper influence.
A guardian is a person appointed by a court to manage the affairs of another, called a ward. The conservator is appointed by a court to manage the estate of another called a protectee. Often the same person serves as both the guardian and conservator.
The Public Administrator is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to the needs of the clients, and they do not do minor estates and we do not do representative payee without conservatorship in place.