El Dorado Hills Conservatorship Attorney
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When individuals become unable to manage their affairs, a conservatorship may become necessary. A judge appoints a conservator to care for or manage the finances of the person requiring assistance (known as the conservatee). During the court proceeding, the judge may appoint a conservator of the person, the estate, or both. Let an El Dorado Hills conservatorship attorney from Forethought Law, PC provide the guidance you need to get through the process with as little stress and anxiety as possible.
Get in touch with our law firm today at (916) 256-3122 to discuss your situation with a lawyer.
Conservatorship of a Person
A conservator may be deemed necessary when a judge determines that an individual is unable to manage his or her own personal care. In this situation, the conservator would be responsible for making sure the person has food, clothing, shelter, and healthcare.
The duties of the conservator can vary widely and may include:
- Arranging for the care and safety of the conservatee
- Making decisions about where the individual will live
- Arranging for meals, clothing, recreation, and transportation
- Overseeing medical care and possibly making medical decisions
- Seeking approval about health care and living arrangements from the court, when necessary
- Providing periodic reports to the court about the status of the conservatee
A variety of people can file for conservatorship. If the proposed conservatee has not nominated someone, the law has an order of preference for finding a qualified conservator. This can include the spouse, adult child, parent, sibling, public guardian, or another person.
Conservatorship of an Estate
The judge may decide that a conservator is needed to handle financial matters when the conservatee is unable to do so. This may include managing finances, locating and controlling assets, collecting income, creating a budget, paying the conservatee’s bills, investing money, and protecting assets. An accounting must be made to the court of how the assets are being managed. If you have questions or need legal assistance for establishing a conservatorship, contact our firm for a consultation with an experienced El Dorado Hills conservatorship lawyer.
Our firm offers a free case evaluation. Call (916) 256-3122 to schedule an appointment.