Conservatorship And Guardianship Assistance
If a person close to you is struggling and unable to manage their medical affairs or finances, it may be time to seek legal assistance. At The Probate House L.C., we have decades of experience in assisting individuals in establishing conservatorships and guardianships, when there are insufficient estate planning documents in place. These proceedings can give you legal permissions to help a vulnerable adult or a minor child properly provide for their personal and financial needs.
Conservatorships For Vulnerable Adults
If your partner, relative, or friend has become vulnerable due to age, disability, or illness, you may need to consider a conservatorship. Once a conservatorship is established, and you are appointed as the conservator, you will have the rights to handle their medical affairs or financial resources depending on what the court determines is necessary.
Mental health conservatorships, also known as LPS conservatorships, are available for adults who are vulnerable due to a mental illness, such as schizophrenia or manic depression, and who are considered a danger to themselves or others. Although an LPS conservatorship must be initiated by the County Public Guardian, once a legal proceeding is filed by the Public Guardian’s Office, you may request to be appointed as LPS conservator. An attorney can help provide guidance on whether this type of conservatorship is appropriate and whether it should be paired with a probate conservatorship to handle financial affairs.
Limited conservatorships are an alternative type of conservatorship for adults with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. Our attorneys are available to advise on the type and scope of conservatorship that is needed, or other estate planning strategies that may be available for your unique situation. The legal processes surrounding conservatorships are time-consuming; therefore it is important to contact our office promptly to avoid lengthy legal processes.
Guardianships For Dependent Minors
Legal guardianships are established for children under the age of 18 who are in need of assistance with their personal or financial affairs. We can help you establish guardianship in a timely manner to ensure appropriate protection for the child. As the guardian, you are appointed by the court to oversee education, health care, housing, and financial support for the child.
Contact Us For A Personal Consultation
Our attorneys have decades of experience providing assistance with conservatorships and guardianships. Call our office in Torrance, California, today to schedule a personal consultation with one of our lawyers at 310-776-9028, or fill out our online contact form.