In NJ, a "conservatorship" means that a person who has the legal capacity to make decisions for themselves, voluntarily permits another person to control the conservatee's property.
" means a court appointment to permit a guardian to control a person as a dependent, and/or his/her property.
In short, a conservatorship is voluntary, whereas a guaridanship is involuntary.
If your relative had a stroke and is mentally incapable of making decisions for him/herself, then you need a guardianship.
For an eldercare lawyer referral, see these links: ABA
Hope this helps.
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