2019 Georgia Code
Title 29 - Guardian and Ward
Chapter 5 - Conservators of Adults
Article 3 - Rights and Responsibilities of Ward
§ 29-5-20. Rights of adult ward; impact on right to vote or testamentary capacity

Universal Citation: GA Code § 29-5-20 (2019)
  • (a) In every conservatorship the ward has the right to:

    • (1) A qualified conservator who acts in the best interest of the ward;

    • (2) A conservator who is reasonably accessible to the ward;

    • (3) Have the ward's property utilized as necessary to provide adequately for the ward's support, care, education, health, and welfare;

    • (4) Communicate freely and privately with persons other than the conservator, except as otherwise ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction;

    • (5) Individually, or through the ward's representative or legal counsel, bring an action relating to the conservatorship, including the right to file a petition alleging that the ward is being unjustly denied a right or privilege granted by Chapter 4 of this title and this chapter and the right to bring an action to modify or terminate the conservatorship pursuant to the provisions of Code Sections 29-5-71 and 29-5-72;

    • (6) The least restrictive form of conservatorship, taking into consideration the ward's functional limitations, personal needs, and preferences; and

    • (7) Be restored to capacity at the earliest possible time.

  • (b) The appointment of a conservator is not a determination regarding the right of the ward to vote.

  • (c) The appointment of a conservator is not a determination that the ward lacks testamentary capacity.


Code 1981, § 29-5-20, enacted by Ga. L. 2004, p. 161, § 1.

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