San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County Attorney
If a parent or a loved one is mentally ill and no longer in the right state of mind to make sound decisions about their financial and physical well-being, chances are the opportunity has passed to set up a power of attorney. However, a conservatorship Los Angeles can achieve the same goal through different means. A conservatorship would allow someone who cares to be appointed to make important decisions about health care and finances on your loved one’s behalf.
When a conservatorship is permitted, and a conservator is appointed, the duties and restrictions of the conservator of person must be clearly outlined in the conservatorship in order to protect the conservatee from malicious, illegal, or wrongful actions regarding their finances, estate, or related issues.
To discuss your needs for setting up a conservatorship to help care for the finances and health of and an incapacitated adult – call me, attorney Jonathan Leventhal at 818-347-5800. I can also be contacted via Email.
Protecting the Interests of Those You Love
Mostly in California, conservatorships are very effective estate planning tools when protecting a person’s estate is necessary. Especially in cases where elderly parents live apart from their adult children, a conservatorship can help protect your loved one from people who are interested in manipulating them for their own gain.
The court can appoint a conservator in a conservatorship proceeding only after it determines that the person is in need of protection. The court may appoint a conservator of the estate, to care for a person’s property and finances; or the court can appoint a conservator of the person, to provide for the person’s medical care and other personal requirements. The court may grant a conservator both powers, if necessary.
In the case of an elderly parent, it is best to begin the process of establishing a conservatorship before the parent loses all ability to manage his or her own care, due to dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or another medical condition.
Contact Me Today about Planning for Future Health Care Needs
If you have questions regarding conservatorships Los Angeles or guardianships, contact the San Fernando Valley Law Offices of Jonathan Leventhal today. I will meet with you in person, providing a comprehensive evaluation of your situation and what should be done to protect your loved one. Email me or call 818-347-5800.