Guardianship and conservatorship disputes involve extremely sensitive issues and personal information about the ward. That’s probably why in Georgia, at least, there isn’t an overwhelming amount of appellate authority in this area. At the probate court level, much of the information is kept under seal. Once it goes up on appeal, however, that which was once private gets a very public airing.
In a rare appeal of the appointment of a conservator, the Georgia Court of Appeals gave us guidance on the type of circumstances that justify appointment of a conservator. In In re Cochran, the appellate court considered the case of Sara Cochran who, at 79 years of age, was a serial victim of fraudulent lottery schemes.Read More