Los Angeles Conservatorship Attorney
Helping Clients with Conservatorship Matters Throughout Los Angeles
In California, a conservatorship may be established through the courts for an individual, an estate, or both. California Probate Code governs conservatorships, which is a legal term referring to persons who are so mentally or physically disabled that they cannot provide for their own basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter. A person who is under a conservatorship is called a "conservatee."
If you need legal assistance in establishing or challenging a conservatorship, or have some other legal matter connected with one in the greater Los Angeles area, we recommend that you contact a Los Angeles estate attorney at the firm as soon as possible to arrange for a consultation. Because our firm focuses primarily on estate and probate matters, we have the experience and capabilities needed to help you with practical and effective legal solutions.
Conservatorships in California
Conservatorships are generally used for individuals who are mentally ill, severely disabled or the elderly who lack mental capacity from diseases such as Alzheimer's or dementia. A conservator is appointed by the courts whose responsibility is to care for, make medical decisions and ensure proper medical treatment for the conservatee.
When appointed as a conservator of the estate, the conservator manages the estate assets and property of the individual as well. Conservators report to and are monitored by the courts. They may be nominated by the conservatee or by the spouse, domestic partner or other relative of the conservatee. A petition for a conservatorship must be submitted to the courts which includes information about the situation and why a conservatorship is needed. Several types of conservatorships exist, including general and limited.
A Los Angeles estate lawyer at our firm can provide the legal guidance you need in any conservatorship matter, in proposing and submitting a petition to the courts, or in any other issue or dispute that may arise concerning the conservatorship of an individual and his or her estate.
Contact a Los Angeles conservatorship attorneyat the firm for experienced legal assistance with a conservatorship matter today.