Conservatorship is needed when an adult becomes incompetent and or a child with disabilities turns eighteen year (18) years old and are unable to make decisions for themselves. Conservatorship can be avoided if an adult has the mental capacity to execute a Durable Power of Attorney for Finances and an Advance Health Care Directive. Conservatorship is a legal process by which someone (conservator) goes to court and petitions for the authority to act on behalf of someone else (conservatee). There is the conservatorship of the person (medical, where they will live, right to contract etc.) and conservatorship of the estate (controlling the funds) of which you can petition for both or just one. There is also limited conservatorship which refers to the situation where a child with disabilities turns 18 years old. Attorney Mrs. Mitchell can assist with general and limited conservatorship proceedings.
Tel: (510) 525-8282