When is a Conservatorship Needed?
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There are various types of conservatorships, all of which are based on
the needs of the conservatee.
Probate conservatorships are based on the laws outlined in the California Probate
Code; the most common types of probate conservatorships include general
conservatorships and limited conservatorships.
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General conservatorships are for adults who cannot take care of themselves or their finances. Such
conservatees are generally elderly people, but they can also be younger
people who have become seriously impaired as a result of something such
as a car accident.
Limited conservatorships are for adults with developmental disabilities who are unable to fully
care for themselves or their finances. Conservatees in limited conservatorships
do not require the same level of care or help as conservatees in general
If circumstances warrant the need for an immediate conservatorship, the
court may appoint a temporary conservator until a general conservator
has been appointed. A temporary conservator is basically responsible for
arranging for the temporary care, protection, and support of the conservatee,
and protecting the conservatee's assets and property.
Contact us today at (310) 853-1554 to find out what our firm can do for you.
What Are the Different Types of Conservatorships?
Conservatorships are required in the state of California when an adult
is unable to handle their medical or financial matters or is otherwise
unable take care of themselves. While
guardianships pertain to the care of minors, conservatorships are used in all other
situations. A conservator can be placed in charge of either dependent
person's daily care or the care of their estate.
Conservators entrusted with caring for a dependent person are tasked with
ensuring their physical needs are met, including providing shelter, food,
clothing, transportation, medical care, personal care, and social interactions.
Conservators who are placed in charge of a person's estate are entrusted
to handle a dependent person's finances and use these funds for their
care. In certain circumstances, conservators may be tasked with handling
a dependent's business on their behalf, including making sure all
taxes and bills are paid, making proper investments, keeping records,
and protecting assets.
Conservators may or may not be permitted to do both and are given this
power by the courts on a case-by-case basis. Conservators are not automatically
given control of a dependent person's estate and must petition with
the court if they wish to be granted this authority.