There are times where one becomes incapacitated or incompetent due to an unfortunate injury, illness, or age. Such a person may be left in a state where they can no longer care for themselves and require assistance in day to day affairs. California law allows for one to be designated as a conservator over such a person. If your family member or loved one has reached a point where they require assistance then it is important that you look after their best interests. A lawyer can help you with this process. Our Santa Ana attorneys assist with having someone designated as a legal guardian. Contact our office today. We also service Anaheim, Irvine, and all of Orange County.
Orange County lawyers assisting with conservatorships in Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine, and elsewhere
California law allows for one to be designated as a conservator when someone can no longer manage their affairs. If one has reached a point where they can no longer manage their affairs, make rational decisions, or protect their own interests then such a step may be necessary. Depending on the circumstances the Court may also grant the conservator a medical power of attorney and a financial power of attorney. Once a conservatorship is established the caretaker will have the ability to make decisions on behalf of the individual. Establishing a conservatorship can be a disputed legal process and it is strongly suggested that you retain an attorney to assist you.
Our Orange County lawyers assist with establishing adult conservatorships We will use your initial consultation to gain an understanding of the situation, to determine whether establishing a conservatorship is possible, and help you to understand what to expect from the process. We will quickly file a Petition with the Court and put forward a plan for getting your loved one’s affairs in order. We understand that this is a very emotional time for your family. We will make ourselves available to answer questions, we will promptly return phone calls, and we will strive to provide the highest level of service. We focus on this area of law so that you can focus on the most important thing – your family. Contact us today.
We service Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Tustin, Westminster, and Yorba Linda.
Santa Ana attorneys designating conservators through a last will and testament
There are also times where one can be designated as a conservator before tragedy strikes. A properly drafted last will and testament can contain provisions as to who will be designated as a guardian in the event of incapacity. We assist with the creation of such documents.