ORS 125.430 provides that a protected person’s primary residence cannot be sold without motion and court approval. Some lawyers therefore believe that the value of the primary residence does not need to be bonded. My view, however, is that the statute does not prevent the conservator from giving away the property or mortgaging it. Therefore, I require the value of the primary residence to be bonded unless there is a restriction in place via court order providing that the conservator may not sell, convey, or encumber the residence without court approval.