A conservator or guardianship agreement is a written document that describes someone’s legal responsibilities for the affairs of another person who is unable to act on his or her own behalf. A conservator/guardianship agreement lets someone other than the named customer handle a transaction. This can occur in transactions that involve:
- Acting and providing signatures on behalf of an individual who is not yet of legal age, as defined by the state
- Representing a customer who is not legally qualified to render decisions or is unable to attend counseling or sign loan documents
The conservator/guardian must provide legal documents to verify that he or she has the authority to obligate the customer. This is typically accomplished with a copy of court documents that verify either:
- Durable power of attorney (must be specifically designed to survive incapacity)
- Legal authority to act as conservator or guardian
Avoid delays in processing your application
For all documents you’re asked to provide:
- Make sure the copies you send are legible.
- Do not include documents that have been altered with correction fluid or by other means.
- Submit the entire requested document and include all pages (even blank ones).