Petition for conservatorship

The petition is the first step to applying for conservatorship.

Click the link at the bottom of the page below to download a PDF of the conservatorship form.

  • NOTE: Ignore the "Single Transaction" part - that's not a part of conservatorship.

In #5, check one of these boxes:

  • The appointment of a limited conservator

  • The appointment of a conservator (this means full rather than limited)

If you check Conservator (full), you will need to explain WHY limited conservatorship is not enough. (The court prefers limited so that the person has more independence.)

If you check limited Conservatoryou will need to explain the proposed limits. Click the link at the bottom of the page to download a PDF of examples.


Sources: Commonwealth of MA, MA Guardianship Association