Rancho Cucamonga Conservatorship Attorney
Seeking Probate & LPS Conservatorships in Rancho Cucamonga
In cases where an adult is unable to take care of themselves, a loved one has the ability to step forward and seek the legal authority to assume responsibility for the incapacitated adult. This is called a conservatorship and under California law, it is the relationship during which one person (the conservator) takes responsibility of another (the conservatee) - of either their person or their property. There are many different types of conservatorships that can be sought, but the most common include:
- Probate Conservatorship - When an adult is incapacitated because of disease or age, this can be legally sought. This allows for the conservator to either take control as Conservator of the Person or Conservator of the Estate; this essentially means that a person either takes responsibility for the conservatee's personal matters (such as their medical decisions and residency) or their estate (their finances, property and assets).
- LPS Conservatorship - When an adult suffers from a mental disorder, such as schizophrenia or manic depression, they can be protected through the use of a LPS conservatorship under the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act. This is similar to a probate conservatorship except that it most often from doctor's recommendations after the conservatee has received psychological treatment in a hospital.
- Limited Conservatorship - This type of conservatorship applies to a conservator who has been diagnosed with a developmental disability (DD) - such as autism. As DD adults have more ability to function that those suffering from a disease or mental disorder, this type of conservatorship has limited responsibility to promote more self-sufficiency on behalf of the conservatee.
Why hire a Rancho Cucamonga family lawyer from our firm?
If you have questions about seeking a conservatorship and would like information about what can be done during this complex process, please do not hesitate to consult a Rancho Cucamonga family attorney from Cho, Sheasby, Chung & Ignacio, LLP as soon as possible. We know what is on the line with complex cases of this nature and no matter whether you are seeking to assume this responsibility or if you are facing a contested case, you can trust in our ability to help.
Please do not hesitate to contact a Rancho Cucamonga conservatorship lawyer from our firm today!