Southern California Conservatorship Attorneys
Helping Elderly & Incompetent Clients with Their Financial Affairs in Brentwood, Sherman Oaks, Beverly Hills & Beyond
At Scott D. Fisher, A Professional Law Corporation, our experienced attorneys provide representation for elderly clients and their families who are dealing with the challenges of a conservatorship. We proudly offer compassionate and professional legal services for those facing the loss of independence due to old age or mental illness. We also assist clients who are appointed as conservators for ailing family members.
Our lawyers can help you with:
- Assets and property
- Estate planning
- Conservator appointment
Our attorneys have more than 40 years of combined experience representing clients in a variety of elder law and estate planning matters. We are well-versed in the laws and procedures surrounding the appointment of conservators and can advise you on the best way to protect your elderly loved one's rights and interests.
Call our office at (323) 989-4860 to speak with a compassionate attorney today!
What Is a Conservator?
A conservator is a person who is appointed by the court to manage the financial and legal affairs of an elderly or mentally incapacitated person. The conservator is given the authority to make important decisions about the person's financial and legal affairs. The conservator is accountable to the court for all decisions made and must provide regular reports.
Some of the responsibilities of a conservator include:
- Managing the financial affairs of the person under conservatorship.
- Deciding where the person under conservatorship will live.
- Deciding what medical care the person under conservatorship will receive.
- Deciding how the person under conservatorship will spend money.
The court may also appoint a separate guardian to make decisions about the person's personal and health care needs. The conservator and guardian may be the same person.
Who Is Eligible for a Conservatorship?
A conservatorship may be necessary when a person is no longer able to make decisions about their health and financial affairs due to old age or mental illness. A conservator may be appointed for a person who is an adult or is a minor who is legally emancipated. The person may be an elderly person who is unable to pay bills or maintain their home.
Some of the reasons a court may appoint a conservator for a person include:
- Mental illness
- Alzheimer's disease
- Brain injury
- Parkinson's disease
- Muscular dystrophy
- Other physical disabilities
In rare cases, a person may also become incapacitated if they are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. A conservator may also be appointed if a person is deceased and there are no known heirs or the known heirs are unable to care for the estate. A conservator may be appointed for a minor who is not emancipated if there are no known guardians or the known guardians are unable to care for the minor's affairs.
Scott D. Fisher, A Professional Law Corporation Is Here for You
At Scott D. Fisher, A Professional Law Corporation, we know that conservatorship is a controversial topic, and can stir up a lot of feelings. That's why we are here to answer questions, provide advice, and deliver compassionate legal assistance designed to put everyone in your family in a better position. Contact us today for conservatorship assistance in Southern California and take the first step towards long-lasting peace of mind.
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Scott Fisher is an amazing attorney. He strives to understand his clients' needs, provides options, and delivers the results ...- Rozita Yacobi
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In-Home VisitsWe understand that circumstances arise that may prevent your travel to our office. We will travel to you, if necessary.
FlexibilityWe offer after-hour and weekend appointments to meet your busy schedule.
Bilingual TeamOur team is bilingual and services clients in English and Spanish.
ExperienceScott D. Fisher has over 30 years of experience serving clients throughout all of Southern California.