What is a sibling's role in a conservatorship?

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What role does a sibling have after conservatorship has been obtained?

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Barbara Repa, a Caring.com senior editor, is an attorney, a journalist specializing in aging issues, and the author of Your Rights in the Workplace (Nolo), now in its 10th edition.

It sounds as if you already know that a conservatorship proceeding begins when a petition is filed to have a person called conservator appointed to manage a person's personal needs or finances, or sometimes both. At that stage, all close relatives of the person, including siblings, must be notified of the petition.

But once a conservatorship is established, a sibling has no specific rights or duties in the arrangement -- unless he or she has been named the conservator.