Why Do You Need a California Conservatorship Lawyer?
A conservatorship petition is a court action where a judge appoints a responsible person called a "conservator." Conservator looks after persons who cannot look after themselves (referred to as "conservatees"). Anyone can start a conservatorship case.
A conservatorship is also called guardianship in some areas. The term "guardianship" in California relates to legal processes involving juveniles.
There are many different types of conservatorship situations. A conservatorship attorney may get needed to help you appoint a conservator for a vulnerable adult. Or to fight a conservatorship action that you believe is unjustified. You may require assistance in understanding complex conservatorship regulations if you have been appointed as a conservator. The Law Office of Kristine M. Borgia handles the following types of conservatorship cases.
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Types of Conservatorships
Many caveats and exceptions exist when it comes to the laws around Conservatorships. This is a general overview of the nature of a Conservatorship and when it is appropriate. If you are concerned about a friend or family member is unable to manage their health care or finances, and executing estate planning documents is unreasonable, a Conservatorship is a way to go.
Conservatorship of a Person
Conservatorship of the Estate
The Difference Between a Power of Attorney and a Conservatorship
A power of attorney is a legal document that permits someone to designate another person or corporation to manage their affairs on their behalf. The principle is the person who creates a power of attorney, and the attorney-in-fact is the person who is given control over the experiences. A power of attorney is only valid if the principal is alive, and a mentally competent principal can only execute it.
A conservatorship may be necessary if a power of attorney or the agent is acting unlawfully.