Conservatorship – the San Francisco Bay Area
Conservatorship of Adults Suffering from Cognitive Decline:
If you are concerned that a loved one is starting to lose, or has lost, their ability to look out for their own interests, and you fear that their health and estate could be in jeopardy of being mismanaged by someone else, then you need to speak with an experienced conservatorship San Francisco Bay Area attorney.
There are two types of Probate Conservatorships that can be established: Conservator of the Person and Conservator of the Estate. When Conservator of the Person is implemented, the conservator is given the legal ability to care for the conservatee’s personal matters such as their home, health and possessions such as clothing. On the other hand, a Conservator of the Estate is when the conservator is given the responsibility of managing the finances and property of the conservatee.
A conservator may be appointed when an incapacitated person:
- is unable to manage property and business affairs; and
- has property that will be wasted without proper management, or funds are needed to support the incapacitated person or someone entitled to support from the incapacitated person.
If you think that a loved one may be struggling with a declining ability to care for themselves and are worried about potential mismanagement, contact Harrington Law, P.C. today at (415) 558-7700 to schedule your initial consultation with an experienced San Francisco Bay Area conservatorship attorney.
We are ready to represent you as your San Francisco Bay Area Conservatorship attorney and help relieve you of your stresses and legal issues. The conservatorship lawyers at Harrington Law, P.C. are here to help assist you with an array of legal services in the San Francisco Area. Harrington Law, P.C. believes and excels in customer support, professionalism and dedication, and our day-to-day operations clearly reflect this as we dedicate ourselves to the well-being and interests of our clients and their loved ones.
We encourage you to call us so you can find out more about how our conservatorship attorneys can help you with your specific situation. We will take time to consult with you over the phone and discuss your legal matters dealing with conservatorship. Rest assured, our attorneys are here to lead you to the optimal path as you seek to protect your loved ones and their assets.
Conservatorships of Adults Who Have Developmental Disabilities:
Adults who have developmental disabilities, who are clients or qualify to be clients, of the Regional Center may require a conservator when they reach the age of 18. A conservatorship for a developmentally disabled adult is called an LPS Conservatorship (Lanterman Petris Short Conservatorship) is specially designed to give the conservatee the maximum independence possible while protecting and caring for them. Here too there is the possibility of a conservator of the person and a conservator of the estate. If the conservatee does not have assets a conservator of the estate is usually unnecessary. The parents of a developmentally disabled child may also wish to establish a special needs trust to provide for their child in addition to an LPS conservatorship of the person.