San Ramon Estate Planning Attorney
Conservatorships are court proceedings used to protect the personal and
financial needs of an individual- the conservatee- who is incapable of
caring for himself. In these proceedings, the court appoints a conservator
to protect and care for the conservatee by managing his/her affairs.
Types of Conservatorships
There are two types of conservatorships: conservatorship of the person
and conservatorship of the estate. A conservatorship of the person is
when the conservator manages the personal care of the conservatee (overseeing
decisions such as food, housing and medical care) whereas a conservatorship
of the estate is when the conservator manages the financial affairs of
A limited conservatorship is for developmentally disabled individuals.
In this situation, the conservator does not take complete control of the
conservatee's personal and financial needs, but focuses on the areas
where the conservatee is unable to function on his/her own. The focus
of this conservatorship is to foster the conservatee's self-sufficiency
and independence as much as possible. For more information on conservatorships,
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How Our Estate Planning Lawyers Can Help
Conservatorship can be a complex legal process, which is why it is advised
that you have an experienced
San Ramon estate planning attorney on your side. Let Blackwell, Santaella & Jahangiri LLP be an asset
to you during this time!
We can discuss your options with you, whether you wish to be a conservator,
whether someone has petitioned you to be a conservator or whether you
have been conserved. If someone is petitioning you to be a conservator,
you have the right to oppose the petition. Also, a conservatee may always
contest the granting of a conservatorship or object to a proposed conservator.
No matter which role you play in this process, you have rights and we
will help you protect them at all costs.
Contact our office at (888) 698-3951 now!