What after someone diese duties of a conservator in Connecticut after someone dies? Should the person necessarily be a lawyer?
1 Answer from Attorneys
The appointment and duties of a conservator terminate upon the death of the ward. (the person who dies) The purpose of the conservator is to manage the ward's affairs because that person is incapable of doing so. Once the ward passes on, the conservator's job is done.
Conservators do not need to be lawyers. Many times they are a family member or friend.
If the person who dies has an estate that needs to be probated and managed, then an executor or administrator is appointed once an estate is opened in the probate court. That person has a different role, but also need not be a lawyer.