- Law & Justice
- Probate Court
A person or entity appointed by the court to manage the financial affairs of a protected individual (either an adult or minor)
A type of probate matter in which a conservator is appointed for a protected individual (either adult or minor)
A person who is no longer living.
To give or bestow personal and/or real property through a will.
A person or entity who is entitled to receive personal and/or real property that was devised in a will.
A person who undertakes the legal duty to act for the benefit of another.
A person who is appointed by the court to make personal decisions for a protected individual.
Guardian Ad Litem - "GAL"
A person appointed by the Judge to investigate and represent the best interests of the respondent.
A type of probate matter in which a guardian is appointed for a minor, legally incapacitated individual or an individual with a developmental disability.
A person who is entitled to a decedent’s property according to the laws of intestate succession.
Any person “interested” in a probate matter as determined by court rule or statue. May include but are not limited to heirs, devisees, creditors and beneficiaries, depending on the type of matter.
To die without a Will.
A guardian with full authority over an individual with a developmental disability.
To voluntarily relinquish certain rights and/or duties imposed by the operation of law.
Subject of the Petition.
To die having properly executed a Will.