Man using a smart phone. Searching for information about GuardianshipsGuardianships and Conservatorships are legal relationships wherein the Probate Court appoints a person (guardian or conservator) to make certain decisions for another person (ward) proven to need assistance. Guardianships and conservatorships may be established for minors and incapacitated adults. Guardians make decisions concerning the person of the ward, whereas conservators manage and make decisions concerning the income and property of the ward.