Without an estate plan, when a person becomes incapacitated and is no longer able to manage his or her affairs, it becomes necessary for the court to appoint a conservator. Under California law, if a person is found to be legally incompetent, the probate court can appoint a conservator to oversee a person’s personal or financial affairs.
At Bezaire, Ledwitz & Borncamp, our conservatorship attorneys will take the time to sit with you and learn about your situation so that we can find a solution that meets your goals.
Helping Establish Conservatorships for Those Who Cannot Care for Themselves
There are many situations where people are unable to care for or make decisions for themselves. The law recognizes that not every person who is unable to make financial decisions is unable to decide where he or she wants to live. As a result, a conservatorship can be structured so that an individual gives up limited control.
In our experience, we have helped families set up a conservatorship in a variety of situations, including:
- Parents planning for their disabled child turning 18
- Children helping care for their parent or grandparent
- Family members helping care for a loved one after an injury or accident
If a vulnerable person requires additional protection because of an abuse or neglect situation, our office can assist and file restraining orders necessary to stop the harmful behavior.
Cases involving conservatorships of the person or conservatorships of the estate can quickly become contentious. For instance, an aging parent may not believe that he or she requires a conservator. In other instances, siblings may disagree over who should be named conservator. Regardless of the particulars of your situation, our law firm has substantial experience in litigation, and will be dedicated to effectively serving your interests.