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Conservatorships of the Person and Estate

Conservatorship is a type of estate administration. In California, the term conservatorship is used exclusively to refer to protective court proceedings relating to adult persons. A conservatorship may be established for a person or the person’s estate. 

A conservatorship of a person may be established when the court determines a person is unable to properly provide for his or her personal needs. When a determination has been made that a person cannot properly care for him or herself, the court will appoint a conservator to manage the personal care of the person, who is referred to as the conservatee. The court will determine what powers and authority the appointed conservator will have over the conservatee taking into account the conservatee’s needs.

A conservatorship of the estate may be established when the court determines a person is unable to manage his or her own financial resources or to resist fraud or undue influence. A conservator of the estate will be appointed by the court to manage the conservatee’s financial affairs. In a conservatorship of the estate, the conservator must account to the court regularly in order to protect the interests of the conservatee. 

A conservator may be a family member or a professional fiduciary. Our trusts and estates attorneys are experienced in representing both. Additionally, our attorneys are experienced in handling contested and uncontested conservatorships. If you are concerned for the safety of an elderly parent or other elderly friend or relative, we can help you explore your options.

Our attorneys are well versed in a variety of Conservatorship issues. Call (855) 764-8631 to speak with us today or click on the link below to chat with someone now.