Sacramento Conservatorship Facts


There are court procedures established in every state to provide for the legally authorized care of an individual who is unable to care for themselves.  For minor children who no longer have a parent available to care for them, a guardianship can be established.  However, in California, if an adult needs someone to manage their [ ] The post Sacramento Conservatorship Facts appeared first on Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law.
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Elder Law and Conservatorship


When a parent becomes mentally impaired, it is only a matter of time before they need help taking care of their own personal and financial affairs. Some of the common signs of diminished capacity are disorientation and memory loss. When you see these signs, it may be time to consider taking steps to provide necessary [ ] The post Elder Law and Conservatorship appeared first on Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law.
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Guardianship v Conservatorship in California


Guardianship v. Conservatorship in California from Timothy Murphy Once notice has been given to the necessary people, but before the scheduled court hearing, a court investigator will interview the relevant individuals, including the child in some cases. The investigation may include home visits, review of the child’s school and medical records, background checks on the person [ ] The post Guardianship v Conservatorship in California appeared first on Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law.
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A Durable Power of Attorney Can Prevent a Conservatorship

A power of attorney is a legally binding device that is used across the legal field for multiple different purposes. You would utilize a power of attorney to give someone else the power to act on your behalf in a legally binding fashion. The person who is creating the power of attorney is called the principal or the grantor of the device. The grantor names an agent or attorney-in-fact. This person is given the power to act on behalf of the grantor. There are different types of powers of attorney. Let s look at some of them, with an emphasis on the durable power of attorney. General Power of Attorney When you create a general power of attorney, you give your agent sweeping power to act on your behalf. For the most part, the agent could enter into any agreement that you could enter into for yourself. This is a great deal of latitude to give another person. You should certainly be very discerning when you are granting a general power of attorney. However, there can be reasons why you sim
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A Durable Power of Attorney Can Prevent a Conservatorship

A power of attorney is a legally binding device that is used across the legal field for multiple different purposes. You would utilize a power of attorney to give someone else the power to act on your behalf in a legally binding fashion. The person who is creating the power of attorney is called the principal or the grantor of the device. The grantor names an agent or attorney-in-fact. This person is given the power to act on behalf of the grantor. There are different types of powers of attorney. Let s look at some of them, with an emphasis on the durable power of attorney. General Power of Attorney When you create a general power of attorney, you give your agent sweeping power to act on your behalf. For the most part, the agent could enter into any agreement that you could enter into for yourself. This is a great deal of latitude to give another person. You should certainly be very discerning when you are granting a general power of attorney. However, there can be reasons why you sim
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What Is the Difference Between a Conservatorship and a Power of Attorney?

Statistics indicate that a significant percentage of elders become unable to make sound decisions at some point in time, and under these circumstances, a conservator could be appointed by the court to manage the affairs of an incapacitated adult. The appointment of a conservator can provide a solution under difficult circumstances, but there are some potential drawbacks to take into consideration. For one, family members can have differing points of view with regard to the ideal conservator. Secondly, the person who is ultimately empowered by the court to act as your conservator may not be someone that you would have chosen yourself when you were capable of making sound decisions. Durable Power of Attorney A power of attorney is a legally binding document that you can use to empower someone else to act on your behalf.  However, a standard general power of attorney would no longer be in effect if the grantor of the device was to become incapacitated. If a power of attorney is designat
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What Are the Disadvantages of a Conservatorship?

Sometimes adults become unable to handle all of their own affairs due to incapacity. Under these circumstances, in California, the matter of conservatorship enters the picture. In California, a conservator is someone who is appointed by a court to make decisions on behalf of someone who is incapacitated. In some  states, a guardian would be appointed to handle personal decision-making, and a conservator would manage the financial affairs of a ward. In California, a conservator would handle all types of decision-making for an incapacitated adult. In our state, a guardian is someone who would manage the affairs of a minor child. Disadvantages of a Conservatorship If people close to you felt as though you were unable to make sound decisions on your own, they could petition the state to appoint a conservator to manage your affairs. On the one hand, this is a positive safeguard. On the other hand, there are numerous disadvantages that can present themselves. One of them is the simple ma
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