When an individual is no longer able to care for themselves or their finances and doesn’t have specific estate planning documents in place, a conservatorship proceeding might be necessary. An adult may become incapacitated as a result of many things such as illness, disease, an accident. The Sacramento Probate Court has the power to appoint a conservator of the person, a conservator of the estate, or a conservator of both the person and estate of an adult that agrees to such action or demonstrates they are no longer able to make decisions on their own. If you are considering a conservatorship for a loved one, contact a Sacramento conservatorship attorney.
The Law Office of Justin Anton McCrea has many years of experience working with adults with developmental disabilities. Our conservatorship lawyer will work with you to establish the need for the conservatorship. It is great if the proposed conservatee is in agreement, but we understand that even though someone might think they are still able to handle everything on their own, they can no longer do so. We are compassionate, understanding, and sensitive to the special needs of others. Contact our Sacramento conservatorship attorney today for a free consultation.
What is a Conservatorship?
A conservatorship is a protective court proceeding in which the presiding judge appoints a responsible person (the “conservator”) to make medical and financial decisions for a dependent adult (the “conservatee”) because they are unable to do so themselves.
How Long Does a Conservatorship Last?
A conservatorship lasts the duration of the dependent adult’s incapacitation. It ends at death or when the individual is no longer incapacitated. The court will make the ultimate decision on how long a conservatorship lasts and who will be the conservator. If you are considering a conservatorship, contact our office today.
Do I Need a Conservatorship Lawyer?
If you are pursuing a conservatorship for a person that you believe is unable to make medical and/or financial decisions on their own, you can represent yourself in court. This, however, is not advisable. The proposed conservatee is generally appointed legal representation by the court. There will also be a court investigator that will look into the claims made by the proposed conservator. Call our office to speak with a conservatorship attorney in Sacramento regarding your circumstances.
Our Conservatorship Lawyer Handles:
- Dependent Adult Conservatorships
- Elderly Conservatorships
- Conservatorship of the Person
- Conservatorship of the Estate
Contact Our Sacramento Conservatorship Attorney
The Law Office of Justin Anton McCrea works with those looking to make sure their loved ones are cared for and have appropriate orders in place ensuring that decisions can be made where appropriate. Our conservator lawyer will work closely with you to accomplish your goals. We will meet with you to evaluate the particular circumstances pertaining to your situation and provide you with your best options moving forward. Call our office at 916-601-9441 or contact us online to speak with a conservatorship attorney in Sacramento.