Encino Conservatorship Attorney

When circumstances render someone unable to care for themselves, their finances, or both, a conservatorship may be necessary. The incapacitated individual becomes a “conservatee,” with a conservator tending to their needs. This may involve managing their personal care, their finances, or both, depending on the specifics of the situation.

Do you believe an adult with whom you are close is in need of a conservatorship? If so, contact an Encino conservatorship attorney at the Law Offices of Andrew Cohen to learn more about your options.

Why Would an Encino Conservatorship be Necessary

There are various potential reasons a person may need a conservator when they are unable to care for themselves or manage their finances. The following are a few common examples:

  • A person has an illness such as Alzheimer’s or dementia
  • An accident or other medical condition interferes with an adult’s ability to care for themselves
  • There is already an individual who is meant to be involved in managing the care and/or finances of an incapacitated adult, but they are either failing to fulfill their duties, or they are not acting in the best interests of the individual for whom they are supposed to be responsible

Those are just a few common reasons that may be used to justify the necessity of a conservatorship. If you believe you may have strong reason to apply for a conservatorship, consult with an Encino conservatorship attorney. An expert at our law firm in Encino will be happy to answer any questions you may have on this topic.

Who Can Serve as a Conservator in California

Someone in need of a conservator may not be able to wait for the court to complete the process of appointing a permanent conservator. If they are in need of immediate care, the court can appoint a temporary conservator until a permanent conservator can be properly appointed.

Those who may petition the court to be the conservator of an adult unable to care for themselves and/or their finances may include the following:

  • A spouse
  • A relative
  • A close friend
  • A professional with some type of relevant fiduciary duty to the conservatee

Someone who petitions the court to become a conservator must demonstrate that, given the nature of their relationship with the proposed conservatee, they are in a position to fill this role and assume all the duties and responsibilities associated with it. Demonstrating to a court that you would make an ideal conservator is another task a lawyer can assist you with.

Contact an Encino Conservatorship Attorney Today

If you believe someone you know is unable to care for themselves or their finances and would thus benefit from a conservatorship, you will have a better chance of convincing a court to establish you as a conservator if you have an attorney on your side to help you present your case. To learn more about how an Encino conservatorship attorney at the Law Offices of Andrew Cohen can help, contact us online or call us today at 661-481-0100 to schedule a consultation.