What Is A Conservatorship
Conservatorships are required in the State of California when an adult is unable to handle theirmedical or financial matters or is otherwise unable take care of themselves. A conservator can be placed in charge of either conservatee’s daily care or medical needs (conservatorship of the person) or the care of the conservatee’s finances (conservatorship of the estate).
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 permitted to be both the conservator of the person and conservator of the estate. The courts will decide this on a case-by-case basis.
How We Can Help
The Law Office of Carol A. Fauerbach represents those individuals who seek to be appointed conservator of a family member or other loved one. We also represent individuals who wish to contest a conservatorship or litigate issues regarding the administration of an existing conservatorship.
Contact attorney Carol A. Fauerbach if you have questions or require representation regarding a conservatorship matter. Call Carol for a free initial phone consultation, or schedule an appointment with Carol in our Folsom office.
The Law Office of Carol A. Fauerbach serves clients in Folsom, California, and throughout the Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer County areas.