Due to the complex nature of Conservatorships and Guardianships of Incapacitated Adults, it is strongly recommended that you consult with a Virginia attorney for legal advice. The Clerk of the Court cannot render legal advice or provide any forms for the filing of any legal court documents (i.e. petitions, orders, etc.) If you need legal assistance or aid, you may refer to the Legal Aid Information QuickLink to the right provided by the Law Library. No one has the legal authority to act as a Conservator or Guardian until they have completed all of the legal steps.
The following are the Clerk’s understanding of the legal steps for a person to obtain the legal authority to become a Conservator and/or Guardian: