Choose the ideal person to be legally responsible for your loved ones!
MMZ Law can work on your behalf to demonstrate that your loved ones require care when you are gone, and we can work with the Courts to appoint a temporary Conservator in urgent cases. We are more than attorneys; we are family who care about your loved ones and their future.
What is Conservatorship?
Your loved ones may still need care when you pass. You can appoint the ideal person to be legally responsible when you are no longer able. This is known as Conservatorship and it can apply to adult children, aging parents, siblings and any other loved ones who require someone to make decisions on their behalf. To become a Conservator or to have a Conservator appointed, you must petition the Court and demonstrate why the Conservatee (your loved one) cannot care for themselves. Traditionally, the Court will favor the Conservatee remaining independent, and thus it’s important to clearly demonstrate why a Conservator is required.
There are 2 different types of conservatorships, and each is used for different scenarios. Typically, the Courts will fight to allow the Conservatee the most autonomy possible, based on their situation and ability to care for themselves. This is also determined by the Type of Conservatorship:
A General Conservatorship is established for those individuals who cannot take care of themselves physically or make their own financial decisions. Often, these are used for elderly loved ones, but they can also be established for individuals with serious physical or mental disabilities (including such instances as brain injuries from a car accident).
A Limited Conservatorship is established for those individuals with developmental disabilities that are unable to fully care for themselves or their finances. In this instance, the Court identifies when the Conservator will be responsible for making decisions or providing care on behalf of the individual. This grants the Conservatee the freedom to care for themselves and make their own decisions as they are able.