A Reliable Conservatorship Attorney
Being a conservator is a huge responsibility, so it's important to choose someone you trust. By naming a conservator, you are making your preferences known to the court. A skilled conservatorship attorney will help you make your wishes clear and formalize your selection. Your choice will usually be respected when the judge is making a decision about conservatorship, unless your selection is deemed not to be in your best interests. Many people find it difficult to conceive of a time when they are unable to make decisions for themselves, but dementia affects millions of Americans nationwide. Someone may need to be appointed to make decisions about your wellbeing, whether you have named a conservator or not. Making the decision now, while you are of sound mind, is the best way to ensure that this person will be someone you trust.
Alternatives to Conservatorship
Conservatorship is often unnecessary if you have already established a power of attorney or trust. You can use these legal agreements to give control of your assets to a trusted family member or friend in the event that you are unable to manage them yourself. This can save considerable amounts of time and money, as it can avoid the court system altogether.
Contact us to learn how conservatorship could affect your family. We serve clients in the Los Angeles area, including Glendale, La Canada, Arcadia, and Sierra Madre, California.