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What is Conservatorship?
In California, a conservatorship can be established to ensure the proper care of an incapacitated or disabled adult. A conservatorship names one person as the adult’s conservator, who will be granted the right to make certain decisions on behalf of the adult (called the conservatee).
If you need assistance with a matter regarding conservatorships – whether you would like to establish or contest a conservatorship – the Law Office of Mitchell A. Port offers the services you need. Mitch Port has 37 years of estate planning and probate experience to put to work for you. We understand that the nuances and complications involved in conservatorships can be difficult to navigate. Our firm wants to help you navigate the road ahead and achieve a favorable resolution.
Types of Conservatorships in California
In California, a conservatorship must be established when an adult cannot fully handle their personal care, medical needs, or finances.
There are two types of probate conservatorships:
- General conservatorships can be established for adults who are fully unable to take care of themselves or manage their finances.
- Limited conservatorships can be established for adults with developmental disabilities that prevent them from fully caring for themselves or their finances.
A conservatee in a limited conservatorship requires less care than a conservatee in a general conservatorship. The power of a conservator will be defined by the courts on a case-by-case basis. If you are in charge of the conservatee’s estate, you will be tasked with handling their finances and allocating their funds to ensure proper care. Conservators may have control of the conservatee’s daily care, their estate, or both.
What are Conservatorship Duties?
When assigned to care for the adult’s daily needs, you will have to ensure their daily physical needs are met, including:
- Medical care
- Personal care and hygiene
- Social needs
How to File for Conservatorship in Los Angeles, CA
Filing for conservatorship in California involves completing many forms:
- File a Petition for Appointment of Probate Conservator with the court
- File a Confidential Supplemental Information Form
- File a Confidential Conservatorship Screening Form
- File a Duties of Conservator Form
- After all the forms have been filed, notify the potential conservatee of the proposed conservatorship
- Give notes to the conservatee's relatives
- Obtain a bond to protect the conservatee's assets
This quick run down may seem simple enough, but the filing process may be difficult. Reach out to skilled conservatorship attorneys in Los Angeles near you at the Law Office of Mitchell A. Port for guidance.
A conservatorship is a vital way to provide care for an incapacitated adult. If you are looking to be named the conservator of your loved one or you have found fault with a loved one’s current conservator, let our Los Angeles conservatorship attorneys help you find the solution you are seeking.
Mitch Port is eager to lend his experience and skill to your case. At the Law Office of Mitchell A. Port, we prioritize our clients’ needs and take the time to get to know them. By taking this client-focused approach, we ensure that our representation is personalized and effective.
“If you live on one coast and have a complex legal case on the other, you want a lawyer that not only has the knowledge and expertise to handle your case, but can make it as convenient as possible. I found that with Mitchell Port.” - Michelle F.
“My brother and I have been so fortunate that my father chose Mitch Port to create his Trust!” - Cathy W
Mitch is compassionate, extremely knowledgeable and professional” - Lynne
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