What is the definition of an Incapacitated Adult?

An adult who has been found by a Court to be incapable of receiving and evaluating information effectively or responding to people, events, or environments to such an extent that the individual lacks the capacity to (i) meet the essential requirements for his health, care, safety, or therapeutic needs without the assistance or protection of a guardian or (ii) manage property or financial affairs or to provide for his or her support or the support of legal dependents without the assistance of a conservator.

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1. What is the definition of an Incapacitated Adult?
2. What is the definition of a Conservator?
3. What is the definition of a Guardian?
4. What is the difference between a Guardian and a Conservator?
5. Can I be appointed as a Conservator even if I have not been appointed as the Incapacitated Adult’s Guardian or vice versa?
6. How do I obtain the legal authority to act as a Conservator or Guardian of an Incapacitated Adult?
7. What is the process to become appointed by the Judge as a Conservator and/or Guardian for an Incapacitated Adult?
8. Now that my Order of Appointment as Conservator and/or Guardian has been signed by the Judge, how do I formally qualify before the Clerk?
9. Is there a deadline to qualify before the Clerk?