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California Conservatorships: 6 Important Things You Should Know (Pt. 3)


Wrapping up our blog series California Conservatorships: 6 Important Things You Should Know, here, we’ll reveal some more important info about these special types of legal relationships.

California Conservatorships: Here’s What Else You Should Know

5 – Consulting a lawyer before taking certain actions for a conservatee can be extremely smart and helpful.

Once California conservatorships have been granted, it’s typically advised that conservators retain an experienced attorney who can provide them with advice and guidance throughout the duration of the relationship. In fact, in some cases, consulting with a lawyer before taking certain actions can be pivotal to avoiding costly, contentious disputes down the line.

Some of the situations in which conservators should generally consult with a lawyer prior to moving forward can include (but may not be limited to) when conservators are considering:

  • Moving conservatees to new homes or care facilities.
  • Gifting some of the conservatees’ assets.
  • Changing the conservatees’ estate plans.
  • Selling the conservatees’ real estate.
  • Making new investments in the conservatees’ assets (particularly if this involves changing investments a conservatee made prior to the conservatorship).
  • Initiating legal action on behalf of conservatees.
  • Borrowing money on behalf of conservatees.

6 – California conservatorships can end for various reasons.

Some of these reasons for ending California conservatorships can include (but, again, may not be limited to):

  • The court failed to renew or extend California conservatorships.
  • The court granted conservatees’ motions to end California conservatorships.
  • The conservatee passed away.
  • The conservatee is able to oversee his or her finances and general care/well-being.

When a conservator steps down or is removed from this position by the court, the California conservatorship can still persist with the appointment of a new conservator (as long as the court believes there is still a need for the conservatorship).

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