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Torrance Conservatorship Lawyer

Helping You Take Care of Your Loved Ones

If your loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, or disabled due to an illness, disease, or by the symptoms of aging, then it may be in his or her best interests to establish a conservatorship.

At the Law Offices of James C. Shields, we represent South Bay residents in every stage of the life planning process. For those who are elderly or suffering from a disabling condition, we can help establish a conservatorship so that their physical, emotional, and financial needs are adequately met.

What Sets Our Firm Apart?

  • We offer FREE case evaluations.
  • We received the Avvo Clients' Choice Award for 2014.
  • We offer a low-fee guarantee.
  • We have five offices locations to better serve you.

What Is Conservatorship?

In California, a conservatorship is a court case where a judge appoints a person or an organization "the conservator" to care for an adult "the conservatee" who is unable to care for themselves or manage their own finances. Probate conservatorships are based on the laws of California's Probate Code, they include:

  • General Conservatorships: For adults who cannot take care of themselves or their finances. Such conservatorships are usually for the elderly, but they are also used for younger people who are seriously injured or ill.
  • Limited Conservatorships: These are for adults with developmental abilities who are unable to care for themselves or handle their finances. Conservatees may or may not require the level of care that is needed in a general conservatorship.

Two Types of Conservatorship

A judge will appoint either a conservator of the person, a conservator of the estate, or both, depending on the needs of the conservatee.

  • Conservator of the Person: The conservator of the person is responsible for ensuring that the conservatee has proper food, clothing, shelter, and healthcare.
  • Conservator of the Estate: In this situation, the conservator handles the conservatee's personal finances such as collecting the person's income and paying their bills.

It is important to note that being appointed a conservator of the person does not automatically make one a conservator of the estate. In order for one to be a conservator of the person and the estate, one must petition the court to be appointed as both.

Contact a Torrance Conservatorship Attorney for Help

Establishing conservatorship is a long and complicated undertaking; you can turn to our experienced Torrance estate planning lawyers to streamline the entire process for you. We can answer all of your questions, explain what to expect as a limited or general conservator, and navigate you through the process.

Contact the Law Offices of James C. Shields today to schedule your free, initial consultation.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is the process for establishing a conservatorship in Torrance?

Establishing a conservatorship in Torrance involves a court procedure where a judge appoints a responsible person or organization to care for an adult who cannot manage their own care or finances. This process requires filing a petition with the court, providing evidence of the individual's incapacity, and attending a court hearing. The Law Offices of James C. Shields can guide you through each step, ensuring that all legal requirements are met and the process is as smooth as possible.

Why should I choose the Law Offices of James C. Shields for conservatorship matters?

Choosing the Law Offices of James C. Shields for conservatorship matters means you'll be working with a team that has a proven track record, including receiving the Avvo Clients' Choice Award for 2014. We offer a low-fee guarantee and have multiple office locations for convenience. Our commitment to providing free case evaluations and our experience in estate planning law make us a compelling choice for your conservatorship needs.

Reasons to Choose Us

  • Free Consultations
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  • $995 Flat-Fee Bankruptcy (restrictions apply)
  • We Can Help You Find Financial Freedom
  • We Diligently Represent Your Interests
  • Over 50 Years of Collective Experience

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