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What Is Conservatorship Abuse?

By |March 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, [...]

What Is Guardianship and Conservatorship? An Explanation in Plain English

By |February 14th, 2022|Family Law, Probate|

Guardianships and conservatorships exist to help people who can't always help themselves. However, unlike other states, California defines guardianship and conservatorship as two completely different arrangements. Both have to do with caring for someone who can't care for themselves, but they have separate meanings and applications. So, what is guardianship and conservatorship in the [...]

Conservatorship vs Guardianship in California: Which Is Right for Me?

By |February 2nd, 2022|California Courts, Family Law, Probate|

Most people have no idea what conservatorship or guardianship is, let alone the difference between the two. And for good reason! These two words can mean completely different things depending on which state you live in. For example, California and Texas have totally separate interpretations of guardianships. This makes the conservatorship vs guardianship question a [...]

What Is an LPS Conservatorship?

By |January 24th, 2022|Probate|

Illness and injuries can alter the course of our lives. That's why it sometimes comes as a relief to the sick and disabled when a loved one steps up to care for their needs and manage their affairs. In California, there are legal arrangements in which the court appoints such a caregiver. One of these [...]

What Is a Conservatorship Bond?

By |January 13th, 2022|Family Law, Probate|

When people have to enter into conservatorship arrangements, they often have some concerns. These fears are very valid because, unfortunately, there have been quite a few instances of the conservatee falling victim to conservatorship mismanagement and fraud. The bad experiences have, however, given rise to solutions, including a conservatorship bond. What is a conservatorship [...]

What Are Letters of Conservatorship in California?

By |January 5th, 2022|Probate|

What happens when a person becomes incapacitated in California? Are there laws under the California probate code that state how such individuals can receive special care? Yes, of course! Conservatorship is the answer to anything pertaining to the incapacitation of an individual, and letters of conservatorship are an important part of that arrangement. Personal conservators [...]

How to Fight a Conservatorship in California

By |January 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 [...]

Is Conservatorship Valid After Death?

By |December 27th, 2021|Probate|

Conservatorships are supposed to help folks who are no longer able to take care of themselves. If you have elderly or incapacitated loved ones, this is likely a subject you've encountered before. But what happens to the conservatorship when the incapacitated individual dies? Is conservatorship valid after death? This is a reasonable question if [...]

What Is a Murphy Conservatorship?

By |December 9th, 2021|Probate|

All conservatorships are taken seriously in California, but some are taken more seriously than others. Why? The severity of a conservatorship case is determined by the state of the conservatee or potential conservatee. While we have made other posts explaining the concept of conservatorship, this article will focus on a vital type of conservatorship [...]

What Is a Conservatorship Specialist?

By |November 22nd, 2021|Probate|

Many people become incapacitated at some point in their lives. This is usually due to old age, protracted illness, or both. And when this occurs, a conservatorship arrangement can help care for the incapacitated individual. If you're a good candidate to become a conservator for a loved one and you're in need of guidance, [...]