The office of the Public Fiduciary was established by the 1974 legislature to serve as a "fiduciary of last resort" for individuals and decedents' estate in need of guardianship, conservatorship, or public administration where there is no person or corporation qualified and willing to act in such capacity. Most of the clients of the Public Fiduciary's Office are indigent or have limited assets.
Guardianship / Conservatorship Required
Guardianship and/or conservatorship is appropriate only when a person is unable to manage his/her person or property, and consequently is in danger of abuse, victimization or substantial danger to health. If these elements can be proven by clear and convincing evidence in court, the person may need a guardian and/or conservator to make decisions for him/her.