A: A conservatorship is a court case wherein a judge appoints an individual or organization (the “conservator”) to care for an adult who cannot safely care for himself or herself or manage his or her own finances. For example, a conservator may be appointed for an adult with a developmental disability or an elderly adult suffering from dementia. In the case of Britney Spears, there is a legal dispute regarding who should serve as her conservator(s) and public controversy regarding whether a conservatorship remains necessary for Ms. Spears.
Q: I have been hearing a lot about Britney Spears’ conservatorship. What is a conservatorship?
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