Fullerton Conservatorship Attorneys
Explore the Ways You Can Manage Your Loved One’s Affairs
As a person ages, they often lose the mental capacity to make wise, informed
decisions about their finances or their day-to-day responsibilities. Though
adults are generally assumed to be capable of managing their own affairs,
some adults prove unable to do so. In these situations, it may be necessary
to establish a conservatorship.
At OC Elder Law, our team understands California’s laws governing
conservatorships and can help you understand whether this is the right
arrangement for your unique situation. Our Fullerton conservatorship attorneys
offer personalized representation to clients looking for a way to protect their
elderly or incapacitated family member’s rights and interests.
(714) 400-2373 or
contact us online to learn more about conservatorships and see if this is the right arrangement for you.
What Is a Conservatorship?
A conservatorship is a legal arrangement that gives one person the responsibility
of caring for an adult who can no longer care for themselves. A conservator
has the right to make decisions about the impaired conservatee’s
finances and personal care. Conservatorships must be approved by a judge
who deems the adult impaired and the arrangement necessary. A conservatorship
is often necessary when a mentally incapacitated or elderly person has
not made prior arrangements for their care, such as through a power of attorney.
Establish a Conservatorship to Protect Your Elderly Loved One
At OC Elder Law, we recognize that people seek conservatorships for many
reasons. Whether your adult child is mentally incapacitated or your parent
is exhibiting signs of dementia, a conservatorship can help you protect
your loved one’s quality of life.
However, many of our conservatorship cases involve establishing conservatorships
to successfully discharge adults from the hospital. In many cases, family
members seek conservatorships for their elderly parents or grandparents
who cannot make medical or discharge decisions on their own. Too often,
we see elderly patients stuck in hospitals they cannot sign themselves
out of. By establishing a conservatorship, an appointed conservator will
have the power to sign the elderly patient out of the hospital and bring
them home or to the proper care facility.
Request an initial consultation with our Fullerton conservatorship lawyers