Have you found yourself needing to care for a loved one who no longer can handle their own personal needs or finances? At A People’s Choice, we have helped California residents prepare power of attorneys or file a court conservatorship so they can handle the financial and medical desires of a loved one. But here's the problem. How do you know what process will give you the authority you need to handle your loved one's affairs? The following information is aimed at helping you understand the difference between power of attorney and conservatorship,
One of the first steps of obtaining conservatorship in California is understanding the process. Then, you must complete complicated petition documents. Need help with this step? Be sure to contact A People's Choice for low cost, attorney-free assistance.
Have you made specific plans for your medical needs and family in the case of your incapacitation? Unfortunately, unexpected accidents and emergencies happen, so it's important to be prepared for the worst. Read on to learn more about two of the most common legal tools to protect your wishes, should you become unable to express them in the future.
When a person has a mental disability, often they cannot take care of their own basic needs. Once they reach adulthood, you may discover you require a special type of conservatorship for mentally disabled individuals. In California, there is a specific process you must follow so the court may appoint a conservator for adults with mental disabilities. There are many reasons this becomes necessary. This article explains more about how to get conservatorship for mentally disabled in California.
Are you trying to get a conservatorship for someone with dementia? Nearly 50% of people over the age of 85 suffer from some form of dementia. Dementia can become severe and result in a person being unable to care for themselves. Unfortunately, when a person with dementia loses the ability to care for him/herself, a family member or some other person may need to intervene and set up a guardianship or conservatorship. If you have a family member suffering from dementia, here is some important information you need to know.
Do you need to get conservatorship for a parent with Alzheimer's? Sadly, a person suffering from Alzheimer's eventually becomes unable to care for their self. As a result, a family member, usually an adult child, may need to take control of their loved one's finances in the event Alzheimer's worsens.
If you need to get an adult conservatorship in California, be aware that getting an adult conservatorship is a lengthy process. Although it is possible to ask for expedited temporary orders, in some situations, permanent orders can take between 6 to 12 months in California. The conservatee, the person who needs care, must be evaluated by a physician to determine their incapacity. The process primarily consists of filing legal documents with the court and making a few court appearances.
A probate conservatorship in California occurs when the court appoints a responsible person (conservator) to care for another adult (conservatee). Specifically, a conservator is appointed to care for a conservatee when the court decides that the conservatee is unable to care for his or her own well-being or finances.