A conservatorship is a court proceeding where a judge appoints a responsible person (called a conservator) to care for another adult who cannot provide for their own care or finances.

A conservatorship is often necessary when an adult, who needs care, cannot sign a power of attorney or advanced health care directive because the adult does not understand such legal documents.

If your teenage child has a developmental disability, you may need a conservatorship to continue making your child’s medical, legal, educational, and financial decisions once your child becomes an adult.

You may need to initiate conservatorship proceedings if your relative needs assistance with managing his or her care and finances but does not have the mental capacity required to sign estate planning documents.

Attorney Catalina Reynoso is passionate about helping families obtain the powers they need to continue caring for their loved ones. She helps clients understand and navigate conservatorship court proceedings.

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