Conservatorships

We can help you understand the process and responsibilities of becoming a conserator.

 

A conservatorship is a court-approved appointment to take care of the personal and/or financial affairs of an individual because said individual is not able to care for themselves.  The individual may not be able to care for themselves for a variety of reasons, such as disability, age, incapacity, undue influence, etc.   

This can be a challenging and often emotional process.  If you are the proposed conservator, someone may challenge you.  If you are the proposed conservatee, you may need help challenging the petition for conservatorship.  

The attorneys at Mendes Weed, LLP can protect you navigate the complexities of the law, and give you the support you need throughout this process.  We care about the well being of our clients and their families, and we advocate zealously for our clients.  

The conservatorship process starts with the filing of a petition in probate court.  After the petition is filed, you will know your court date, and a court investigator will be assigned to your case.  

If the court grants the petition for conservatorship, a letter of conservatorship will be issued to appoint the conservator.  Sometimes, a bond will need to be filed, and we can assist you through this process as well.  

The conservator thereafter has certain duties she must fulfill, including making certain filings and/or reporting to the court and attending training.  Once the conservatorship is granted, it is still subject to challenge by the conservatee.  

This process can be very overwhelming, but the attorneys at Mendes Weed, LLP are well-versed in this area of law and can help you prepare and navigate this challenging process.  

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