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n. a guardian and protector appointed by a judge to protect and manage the financial affairs and/or the person's daily life due to physical or mental limitations or old age. The conservator may be only of the "estate" (meaning financial affairs), but may be also of the "person," when he/she takes charge of overseeing the daily activities, such as health care or living arrangements of the conservatee. The process is that a relative or friend petitions the local superior court for appointment of a specific conservator, with written notice served on the potential conservatee. The object of this concern is interviewed by a court-appointed investigator to determine need, desire and understanding of the potential conservatee as well as the suitability of the proposed conservator. An open hearing is held before the appointment is made. The conservator is required to make regular accountings which must be approved by the court. The conservator may be removed by order of the court if no longer needed, upon the petition of the conservatee or relatives, or for failure to perform his/her duties. (See: conservatee, guardian)

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CONSERVATOR. A preserver, a protector.
     2. Before the institution of the office of justices of the peace in England, the public order was maintained by officers who bore the name of conservators of the peace. All judges, justices, sheriffs and constables, are conservators of the peace, and are bound, ex officio, to be aiding and assisting in preserving older.
     3. In Connecticut, this term is applied to designate a guardian who has the care of the estate of an idiot. 5 Conn. R. 280.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The appointment of a conservator after 'Redd' and 'Gerstler.' Upon finding that a basis for a conservator exists by clear and convincing evidence, the court will ask the following:
"Ultimately, the judge found the wife's October 23, 2014, accounting to be 'a fair and accurate representation of her management of [the husband]'s finances during the course of the conservatorship from September 9, 2013, until September 30, 2014.' The judge further concluded that the wife 'satisfactorily explain[ed] all of the large withdrawals and transfers between [the husband]'s accounts,' and that she 'acted in full compliance with her fiduciary obligations as conservator.' However, the judge ordered the wife to transfer ownership of the AXA policy back to the husband from her inter vivos trust before she could be released from any liability arising out of the conservatorship.
'The government is giving top priority to repair, renovation and preservation of archaeological heritage, and historical buildings in the province,' the conservator said, adding that a plan had been chalked out to protect and preserve all ancient places and building in a proper manner.
The conservator's contribution was balanced by the curator's perspective, giving the reader a genuine insight into the stimulating and exciting interaction between conservator and curator, which is such an important part of understanding and presenting a work of art to a receptive public.
Riaz Ahmed Wagan Chief Conservator Forest, Mangroves Sindh presented on Rehabilitation of Mangrove Forest in Indus Delta and shared the success of over last 30 years of mangroves
Petitioner Rab Nawaz Khan alleged that DFO Maher M Asif, Subdivisional Officer (SDO) Wahid Bakhsh Saqi, Block Officer Ghulam Sarwar and Conservator Gull Noor Khan were allowing people for the occupation of state land after getting bribe; even the state land has also been illegally leased out.
Following Mugo's suspension, Monica Kalenda was appointed acting chief conservator. But the court said Mugo must be allowed to access his workstation at KFS headquarters as the chief conservator.
'No ARA or similar contract shall bind the conservator, receiver, or liquidator; the company under conservatorship, receivership or liquidation and its policyholders; and/or the reinsurers, unless said ARA or similar contract is duly approved by the insurance commissioner,' according to the circular.
'The process of placing a company under conservatorship is primarily aimed at restoring the viability of the company and allowing the Commission, through the appointed conservator, to be more directly involved in the management of the company.
Conservator of Forests Rawalpindi Region Syed Athar Hussain Shah Saturday said a comprehensive plan of massive tree plantation has been evolved to bring maximum area under forest cover which is basic requirement to overcome environmental degradation.
The Warsaw conservator then will apply to the provincial conservator to enter the ghetto area in the register of protected monuments.

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