Frequently Asked Questions

Here we've included some answers to questions about the services we provide, if you still have questions, please visit The State of Nebraska Judicial Branch website for more detailed information on guardianships and conservatorships in Nebraska.

 

What is a "Guardian"?

A guardian is a person who is responsible for your personal affairs. A guardian is appointed by a judge after he or she determines that you are incapacitated. 

What is a "Conservator"?

A conservator is a person who is responsible for managing your estate and financial affairs. A conservator is appointed by a judge after he or she determines that you are incapacitated.

What are the differences between a guardian and a conservator?

A guardian can make decisions about your person, such as deciding where you live, what you eat and what doctor you see. A conservator makes decisions about your money like, paying your bills and investing your money.

Can the same person be both guardian and conservator?

Yes, but the court can appoint two separate people to fill these jobs if that is in your best interest.