Conservatorship Attorney in Los Angeles, California
Seeking to acquire the responsibilities of a conservator? Want to know more about conservatorship laws? Do not hesitate to get the involvement of a knowledgeable Los Angeles conservatorship lawyer from the legal team at Cho, Sheasby, Chung & Ignacio, LLP as soon as possible. We recognize that this is a complex area of probate law and we are prepared to help our clients in every way possible when it matters most.
LA Conservatorship Lawyer - Areas of Practice
By acquiring the involvement of an attorney from our legal team, you could rest assured knowing that you won't be in your case alone. We have vast experience in this area of the law and we are committed to ensuring that your best interests are protected in every way possible. Regardless of any complications, the particular situation or the circumstances, you can rest assured knowing that we will go the distance for you. Below are a few of the issues with which we could assist you and provide you with representation:
Estate planning is the proactive method of creating plans for the future - including establishing wills and trusts and even determining the power of attorney. This can be an excellent method of not only preparing for the worst, but also looking out for your family. When utilized correctly, it can even be used to avoid the possibility of a need for a conservatorship.
Similar to conservatorships, a guardianship is sought in the efforts for one adult to take care of another person. They differ, however, in that they are sought to take care of minor - either their person or their estate - instead of another adult. In many cases, this is because their parents are deemed unfit to parent, regardless of the situations that led to that occurring.
Power of Attorney
A power of attorney will have similar responsibilities to a conservator; however, instead of being determined after the conservatee is no longer of sound mind, they are actually determined by the conservatee during the estate planning process. This if often preferred over conservatorships.
In cases where an adult is no longer able to take care of themselves, typically because of being incapacitated due to older age, probate conservatorship can be sought. This can include responsibilities over the conservatee themselves (such as their residence and medical decisions), as well as over their estate and financial decisions.
Different from probate conservatorships, LPS conservatorships can be sought when an adult suffers from a mental disorder, such as schizophrenia or manic depression. These differ in that they are often sought after the conservatee has received psychological treatment in a hospital.
In cases where the adult suffers from a developmental disorder (DD) such as autism, it might be required for a conservatorship to be sought that has limited responsibilities. As DD adults are able to care for themselves more than adults that are cared for under probate and LPS conservatorships, the responsibilities in a limited conservatorship allow for fewer decisions to be made on the conservatee's behalf.
If there is a case where the person who is attempting to acquire the responsibility of conservator is not agreed upon by all related parties, it can be considered contested. While not a common occurrence, this is complicated and often results in complex litigation.
Retain a Los Angeles Conservatorship Lawyer
Cho, Sheasby, Chung & Ignacio, LLP has proudly served Los Angeles County and all of Southern California in conservatorship cases for more than eight years. With our extensive knowledge and skill in conservatorship cases, we could help you build and present a strong case in order to win the necessary legal rights to care for your loved one. Without the representation of a competent attorney, your loved one could be placed in the care of a less capable individual or organization, so don't hesitate to contact our offices today.
Your initial consultation with our firm is absolutely free, so you have nothing to lose by speaking with a caring member of our legal team. Call us today at 887-514-5296 or fill out our
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