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guardian

ometimes known as a conservator, the guardian acts for a person adjudged to be incompetent on matters involving personal and financial considerations. Occasionally, two guardians may be appointed, one serving as guardian of the person and the other serving as guardian of the estate.
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Definition reprinted with permission from Committee on Psychiatry and Law, of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry: Mental Health Professional and the Legal System

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