What is a Conservatorship in California? –
The court procedure where an adult is appointed by the Probate Court to oversee and be responsible for the personal care and/or finances and assets of another adult who is incapable of managing alone. Conservatorships can be petitioned at the court for adults of 18 years old up to any age. Not all situations are the same so conservatorships are petitioned for different reasons. Some common reasons why conservatorships are filed are as follows:
A developmentally disabled minor who is turning 18
A parent or spouse who is losing their mental capacity due to dementia or Alzheimer’s
A spouse or family member who has suffered brain injuries or other injuries preventing them from giving informed consent
An adult child who is under extreme influence or control of drugs or alcohol
Aside from the examples listed above, there could be any number of factors that contribute to someone needing to petition for a conservatorship. In California however, if a simple power of attorney and advance healthcare directives are in place, a conservatorship can usually be avoided altogether as consent has already been given by the proposed conservatee.
There is a lot of documentation and many procedures that must be followed without error in a conservatorship case in California. A
Conservatorship Case Requires The Following:
Required court documents to be completed and filed with the court
A court hearing at the Superior Court, Probate Division
An investigation by a court appointed social worker
Notice to all relatives to the second degree
Periodic accounting or follow ups with the court
Filing fees, investigation fees, court reporter fees (in most cases)
We Prepare Conservatorship Documents with a 100% Success Rate
JLS experience in preparing conservatorship documents and procedures ensures that your conservatorship will move through the legal process as quickly and easily as possible. You will not go through this any faster or easier with any other professional legal document preparation service. Preparing for conservatorship is a detailed process with many steps and dealing with several different entities. We prepare all documents and make sure that everything is complete prior to the hearing so you won’t experience any delays.
Our Approach to Conservatorship and Guardianship
Our job and priority is to make the process as easy as we can for you. After we obtain all the required information we need from you to work on your petition, we will prepare it immediately. As soon as the documents are filed we will send notification to all the parties who are required to be notified of the matter by mail and we will provide proof to the court. Prior to the hearing, we will check with the court to make sure everything is in place so your time isn’t wasted and you have legal authority to take care of your loved one.
There’s no need to be overwhelmed trying to take care of your conservatorship on your own.