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Apache County Public Fiduciary Office
Crismon Cooper-Love – Interim Public Fiduciary

Mission  Statement:
The Mission of the Public Fiduciary is to provide case and financial management to those individuals that are unable to make decisions due to their incapacity.  It is the responsibility of the Public Fiduciary to protect the legal rights and financial interests of these individuals so that they can live as independently as possible.

Vision Statement:
The Apache County Public Fiduciary is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in need of guardianship and alternative protective services.

Department Description:
The Public Fiduciary’s Office often conducts an investigation and recommends to the Court what is best for the incapacitated person.  Cases are often referred to the Public Fiduciary’s Office by nursing homes, physicians, hospitals and Adult Protective Services.  The Public Fiduciary will only be appointed if there is no other person who is willing to serve as guardian, conservator, personal representative and payee.
Program Activities:
Provide guardianship/conservatorship services as statutorily set forth in the Arizona Revised Statutes for persons whom we have been court-appointed as guardian/conservator.
Administration of the indigent burial program.
Administration of decedent estates as statutorily set forth in the Arizona Revised Statutes for those estates on which we have been appointed by the Court.
Collaborative effort with outside agencies to prevent and prosecute abuse/financial exploitation of the elderly and/or vulnerable adult.