What Is A Conservatorship?
Conservatorships are required in the state of California when an adult is unable to handle their medical or financial matters or is otherwise unable to take care of themselves. A conservator can be placed in charge of either the conservatee’s daily care or medical needs (conservatorship of the person) or the care of the conservatee’s finances (conservatorship of the estate).
The Court Has The Final Say On Conservatorships
Conservators entrusted with caring for a conservatee’s person are responsible for ensuring the conservatee’s physical needs are met, including providing shelter, food, clothing, transportation, medical care and personal care. Conservators who are placed in charge of a conservatee’s estate are entrusted to handle their finances and use these funds for the conservatee’s care. In certain circumstances, conservators may be tasked with handling a conservatee’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 both the conservator of the person and conservator of the estate. The courts will decide this on a case-by-case basis.
How An Attorney Can Help
The Law Office of Carol A. Fauerbach represents those individuals who seek appointment as a conservator of a family member or another loved one.
Contact The Law Office of Carol A. Fauerbach if you have questions or require representation regarding a conservatorship matter. Call 916-302-0285 for a free initial phone consultation, or schedule an appointment online. Located in Folsom, the firm serves clients throughout Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer counties.