WKBK&Y MAKES CONSERVATORSHIP AND GUARDIANSHIP EASIER TO MANAGE
When conservatorship or guardianship is being seriously considered, it can be a stressful time. If you're in the process of seeking conservatorship for a loved one, you are likely now aware of just how challenging this can be. Even if you seek appointment as conservator with the best of intentions, you can still find yourself unintentionally running into problems because the legal requirements imposed on you. Guardianship proceedings can be just as challenging. When it comes to establishing legal authority over a minor or an estate within a family, it can come during an emotionally difficult moment.
Both of these proceedings can fracture a family over irreconcilable differences. Additionally, the legal costs can become difficult to bear if the involved parties decide to challenge each other over every point of contention. WKBK&Y's attorneys have helped parties on all sides of these proceedings, and understand what it takes to bring them to a successful conclusion.
INITIATING A CONSERVATORSHIP
A conservatorship is initiated when the person desiring to assist the afflicted individual files a petition with the court to be appointed as the conservator of the individual’s person (to assist with providing food, clothing, and other personal needs, such as obtaining medical care) and/or conservator of the individual’s estate (to manage the individual’s financial affairs).
In California, a guardianship is a court proceeding in which someone seeks legal authority to act on behalf of a minor child. Typically, a guardianship is necessary where the minor’s parents have both predeceased the minor, or where someone (the parents or a third party) have died and left money or assets to a minor.
There are two types of guardianships—guardianship of the person and guardianship of the estate.