Planning for your future – and the future of your family – includes being financially prepared in the event you become incapacitated. Nominating a trusted individual to serve as your conservator in your financial power of attorney to handle your financial affairs is one way to do this without placing added burden on your family. You will want to choose a person you feel will act in your best interests and protect your estate.
If the Situation Arises…
The state of Colorado requires a number of forms be filed for the appointment of a conservator. Not all forms are necessary for every conservatorship situation; if you are not familiar with Colorado laws, you may want to enlist the assistance of an conservatorship lawyer in Denver to help you with this process.
Colorado Conservatorship Filing Forms
- Affidavit Regarding Due Diligence and Proof of Publication
- Notice of Hearing by Publication
- Waiver of Notice
- Irrevocable Power of Attorney
- Acknowledgment of Responsibilities
- Acceptance of Office
- Notice of Hearing to Interested Persons
- Notice of Hearing to Respondent – Minor or Adult
- Notice of Appointment of Guardian and/or Conservator
- Order for Deposit of Funds to Restrict Account and Annual Filing of Restricted Account Report
- Petition for Appointment of Conservator – Minor or Adult
- Order Appointing Special Conservator – Minor or Adult
- Order Appointing Conservator for Adult
- Letters of Conservatorship – Adult
- Conservator’s Financial Plan with Inventory and Motion for Approval
- Order Regarding Conservator’s Financial Plan
- Conservator’s Report
- Instructions to Register Out of State Guardianship or Conservatorship
- Criminal History Record Information and Fees
6 Steps to Filing for Conservatorship
By following the correct legal steps, you can streamline the conservatorship filing process.
- Fill out the correct forms and maintain a copy for your records
- File the forms with the court (the filing process will incur a $164.00 fee)
- Notice interested parties of the upcoming hearing
- Inform the respondent at least 14 days before the hearing
- Appear at the hearing
- Fill out the forms for any requirements after the court has appointed the conservator
Don’t Risk Financial Ruin
Your financial welfare should not be left to chance. Call the Denver estate planning lawyers at Brown & Crona, LLC, (formerly The Brown Law Firm, LLC) to name a conservator in your estate plan. If you have been named a conservator for another person, our team can also help you understand your role, identify the correct forms to be completed and handle the filing process on your behalf. Contact us at (303) 339-3750 or send us a message online to learn more.