Suppose a person becomes incapacitated or unable to provide the everyday necessities for himself or herself. In that case, a family member or any other person can petition the court for a conservatorship. The conservator will be given the court-ordered authority and responsibility to manage the assets and finances and the conservatee’s physical care.
A conservatorship can be set up after a judge decides that a person (called the “conservatee”) can’t take care of himself or herself or his or her finances. Often, this is because the person is in a coma, is suffering from advanced Alzheimer’s disease, or has some other serious illness or injury. Sometimes, a conservator only manages a conservatee’s financial affairs. This is a conservator of the “estate.” However, a conservator may also manage a conservatee’s daily activities. This is a conservator of the “person.”
A conservatorship does not end until the court relieves the conservator of his or her responsibilities.
The process involves several different steps, including a Court appearance and an investigation. We can take care of all the necessary paperwork for a flat fee. Please contact a store near you for pricing.
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