The California Supreme Court Rules on an LPS Conservatorship

    The California Supreme Court ruled that a conservatee's due process rights were not violated when a trial court appointed an LPS conservator based on the  conservator's counsel's representation that the conservatee would not attend the hearing or contest the conservatorship even though there was evidence in the report that the conservatee wished to contest.   (Conservatorship of John L. (2010) 48 Cal.4th 131)
       A mental health (LPS) conservatorship  makes the conservator responsible for a mentally ill adult. These conservatorships are only for adults with mental illnesses listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The most common illnesses are serious, biological brain disorders, which include but are not limited to: Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar Disorder (Manic Depression), Schizo-affective Disorder, Clinical Depression, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. For more information on the Court's ruling see tomorrow's blog.

If you have questions regarding a conservatorship and live in the Los Angeles area you should consult with an experienced Los Angeles probate lawyer.
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