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What To Do When Your Loved One Is Losing Capacity

What to do When Your Loved One is Losing Capacity

Signs that your loved one’s mental processes are slowing down can be subtle.  You may notice more and more that he or she repeats themselves or can’t remember where they left an item or parked the car.  Over time, these ... Read More
What To Expect From Your California Conservator

What to Expect From Your California Conservator

When an adult is no longer able to attend to his or her physical needs or manage their financial interests, the probate court may appoint another adult to serve as the individual’s legal conservator. When you are the conservatee in ... Read More

Limited Conservatorships for Disabled Adult Children

Parents may take it for granted that they have control over their children’s affairs. However, when a child reaches the age of majority, which in California is 18, everything changes. Parents no longer have the legal right to access their ... Read More
Why Do I Need A Conservatorship Attorney

Why Do I Need a Conservatorship Attorney?

In California, if you or someone else wants to be legally appointed to make decisions for another adult, you will have to go before a probate court and request a conservatorship. During the process, evidence will have to be presented ... Read More
How Do I Start (begin) A Conservatorship

How Do I Start (begin) a Conservatorship?

It’s not always easy to determine exactly when someone is no longer capable of looking after their physical or financial needs. All too often, by the time it’s evident that a person needs help, they have gone without care and ... Read More
What Kind Of Person Does A Conservatorship Lawyer Help

What Kind of Person Does a Conservatorship Lawyer help?

Recently, pop musician Brittany Spears made headlines when she appeared in a California probate court. The Grammy winner was there to ask that the conservator of her multi-million-dollar estate, her father, be removed and replaced. The court denied Ms. Spear’s ... Read More
How Can A Conservatorship Help An Autistic Person

How Can a Conservatorship Help an Autistic Person?

According to, “[a]utism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication.” Some individuals who have ASD are considered high-functioning and, therefore, more capable of ... Read More
How Can A Conservatorship Help A Person With Alzheimer’s Or Dementia

How Can a Conservatorship Help a Person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

When someone has Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, their symptoms can make it extremely difficult for them to care for their physical needs and attend to routine matters. If the situation is left unaddressed, the person’s health and financial ... Read More

What are the Benefits of a Conservatorship?

If someone in your life has a condition that is interfering with their ability to make routine decisions and taking care of themselves, you may need to ask a court to create a conservatorship. This step will allow for the ... Read More
What Are Alternatives To A Conservatorship

What are Alternatives to a Conservatorship?

A California conservatorship can be an excellent way to help ensure that your loved one’s health and financial interests are protected. However, creating a conservatorship involves asking a court to appoint another person to be your loved one’s conservator and ... Read More