A conservator may perform the following acts only with prior court approval:
(1) Convey or release contingent or expectant interests of the protected person in property, including marital property rights and any right of survivorship incident to joint tenancy or tenancy by the entirety.
(2) Create revocable or irrevocable trusts of property of the estate. A trust created by the conservator may extend beyond the period of disability of the protected person or beyond the life of the protected person. A trust created by the conservator must be consistent with the will of the protected person or any other written or oral expression of testamentary intent made by the protected person before the person became incapacitated. The court may not approve a trust that has the effect of terminating the conservatorship unless:
(a) The trust is created for the purpose of qualifying the protected person for needs-based government benefits or maintaining the eligibility of the protected person for needs-based government benefits;
(b) The value of the conservatorship estate, including the amount to be transferred to the trust, does not exceed $50,000;
(c) The purpose of establishing the conservatorship was to create the trust; or
(d) The conservator shows other good cause to the court.
(3) Exercise rights of the protected person to elect options and change beneficiaries under insurance and annuity policies and to surrender the policies for their cash value.
(4) Disclaim any interest the protected person may have by testate or intestate succession or by inter vivos transfer.
(5) Authorize, direct or ratify any annuity contract or contract for life care. [1995 c.664 §42; 2007 c.62 §1]Section: Previous 125.405 125.410 125.415 125.420 125.425 125.430 125.435 125.440 125.445 125.450 125.455 125.460 125.465 125.470 125.475 Next
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