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Los Angeles Conservatorship Attorneys

A general conservatorship in California is appropriate for an adult who cannot take care of themselves or their finances due to a disability or old age. A limited conservatorship in California may be implemented when an adult is able to manage some but not all aspects of daily living.

When the time comes, we want to know that our loved ones will be financially secure and are in charge of the inheritance you leave behind. A conservatorship in California is a court process where one person (a conservator) is appointed to be the decision maker and manage the financial affairs for another person (the conservatee). This process can be time consuming and emotional, especially when you are trying to decide who will be in charge of your family’s financial affairs. Whether it is beneficial to pursue or avoid a conservatorship, our conservatorship attorney can evaluate your situation and pursue the correct option. We understand that cases relating to conservatorship law can be sensitive and treat each with great care.

Utilizing a conservatorship attorney at the Law Offices of Alice A. Salvo in Woodland Hills, our lawyers provide clients effective estate planning strategies and extensive knowledge that can help them plan for the future. We are personally invested in every conservatorship law case and can help you make smart decisions to save both money and time. With more than 25 years of estate planning experience, we understand what avenues to pursue to meet your goals and protect what is most important to you and your family.


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Petitioning For A Conservatorship In California

When a conservatorship is needed immediately, the court may appoint a temporary conservator initially and eventually appoint a general conservator. A conservatorship attorney is familiar with this process and will prepare all court documents and handle court appearances.

Various people may petition for a conservatorship in California such as:

  • The spouse of the proposed conservatee
  • The proposed conservatee’s relative
  • An interested friend of the proposed conservatee
  • The proposed conservatee
  • A private professional fiduciary

When applying for a conservatorship in California, it must be determined if it is to be a conservatorship of the person or a conservatorship of the estate. It also must be decided if both are required. The conservator of the person oversees the conservatee’s physical needs. The conservator of the estate is responsible for overseeing the conservatee’s financial matters.