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What’s a Conservatorship of the Estate in California?

By |2023-05-12T06:40:42-07:00August 10th, 2022|California Courts, Estate Planning, Family Law, Probate|

It happens every day: while driving on a highway, someone gets into a ghastly accident and sustains an injury. The accident impairs their cognitive and physical ability, and they can no longer oversee their estates and finances. What happens if, God forbid, this person is your spouse or relative? You may decide you need [...]

What Is a Conservatorship Account?

By |2023-05-12T06:47:50-07:00March 30th, 2022|California Courts, Family Law, Probate|

According to the National Council on Disability, there are an estimated 1.3 million Americans under conservatorships and guardianships right now. All kinds of people can be subject to such an arrangement—everyone from elderly infirm individuals to celebrities like Britney Spears. If you're involved in one of those 1.3 million cases as a conservator (or are [...]

What Is Conservatorship Abuse?

By |2023-05-12T06:48:46-07:00March 9th, 2022|California Courts, Probate|

In recent years, cases of conservatorship abuse have captured the public eye. Although conservatorship mostly applies to the elderly, any incapacitated individual above 18 years can end up in a conservatorship arrangement. And with more attention on conservatorships in general, many people worry about conservatorship abuse. If a conservator financially or physically abuses a conservatee, [...]

How to Fight a Conservatorship in California

By |2023-05-12T06:52:36-07:00January 3rd, 2022|Probate|

Conservators have a key role in ensuring that incapacitated adults lead meaningful lives. At times, however, someone may want to fight a conservatorship. Relatives or close family to the conservatee may not like how the conservator cares for them. Similarly, the conservatee themselves may want to change or remove a conservatorship (see the famous example [...]

What Is a Permanent Managing Conservatorship?

By |2023-05-12T06:56:13-07:00November 15th, 2021|Probate|

There are many reasons why someone may be unable to care for themselves. The government knows this, which is why the constitution of most sovereign states or nations makes provisions for people in this category. In the US, when someone is unable to take care of themselves (be it minor or adult), there are [...]