San Diego Conservatorship Lawyer

When a loved one is physically or mentally unable to take care of themselves, a conservatorship will allow you to legally handle their affairs. It can be a tough decision, and our conservatorship lawyers can help you evaluate whether this best fits your situation.

What is a Conservatorship?

In a conservatorship, a court appoints a person (or persons) to manage the affairs of another adult who’s been legally determined to be unable to care for themselves.

When Should a Conservator Be Appointed?

Conservatorship is common for the elderly who require assistance because of their age but can also be put in place for other adults.

For example, if a person has a developmental disability, is in a coma, has suffered a serious injury, or is experiencing a decline from a disease, a conservatorship can be warranted.

What Are a Conservator’s Responsibilities?

An appointed conservator has a legal duty to responsibly oversee their loved one’s finances, personal care, or both, as defined by the terms of the conservatorship.

The responsibility typically lasts until the person whose affairs are being handled (the conservatee) dies or is able to once again take care of themselves.

Understanding the Terminology

If you’re considering a conservatorship to help a loved one, here are some of the common terms to familiarize yourself with:

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I had the pleasure of working with Hilary Vrem during a family probate case. It was a difficult time for me as I was dealing with a loss in the family and needed assistance tackling the legal process. She provided me with a clear understanding of what to expect and guided me through my best options and next steps. She went above and beyond throughout our correspondence. I would happily recommend BJJ, their attorneys, and Hilary to friends and family who are dealing with a similar situation.

Let Us Represent You

Meet with one of our San Diego conservatorship lawyers to discuss whether it’s right for your loved one. We’re happy to share our expertise to help you make a decision.

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