Desert Law Group provides legal assistance for limited conservatorships for residents in and around Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Burmuda Dunes, La Quinta and Indio, CA. Our team of legal experts is devoted to maintaining the highest ethical standards while ensuring client care. We are the area’s reliable and trusted source for setting up and maintaining a limited conservatorship and assist you with implementing limited conservatorship powers. In addition to knowing the ins and outs of the limited conservatorship under the California probate code, we offer our valued clients a wide range of other legal services. Reach out today to learn more about what we can do for you.
A limited conservatorship is a court proceeding where a Judge determines a responsible person—known as the limited conservator—certain rights to care for another adult—known as a limited conservatee. The limited conservatee is someone with a developmental disability (“DD”). The role of the limited conservator is to care for and protect the DD regarding their needs associated with daily life.
The person wanting to be a conservator for someone else can file the petition, though others can file as well, including spouses, relatives, and even state and local government agencies. The person who will be the conservatee can file, but that’s not something that’s done often. Before filing the petition though, it’s important to first find out if there is someone else already planning to file a petition.
The limited conservatorship process begins with the petitioner—the person filing—and their attorney filling out and filing the required court documents. After the court forms are filed, a court hearing date and case number will be obtained through the court system. The following steps include legally serving the required court forms, filing an court order appointing the conservator, attending the hearing, and following your responsibilities as conservator. A limited conservatorship lasts until the court says otherwise or until the DD person dies.
There are two types of conservatorships, limited and general. A limited conservatorship is probate conservatorship type for those who are developmentally disabled. In this conservatorship type, conservator powers are limited, allowing the developmentally disabled person to live as independently as possible. A general conservatorship on the other hand is a probate conservatorship type for all other adults whose conditions render them incapable of caring for themselves. Their conditions may also make them subject to undue influence. Adults in a general conservatorship typically consist of those who cannot provide for their own needs due to physical injury, advanced age, dementia, or something else.
If you’re seeking legal assistance for a for limited conservatorship in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Burmuda Dunes, La Quinta and Indio, look no further than the professional attorneys at Desert Law Group. With decades of experience working with petitioners to set up limited conservatorships, you can rest assured we know what we’re doing. Check out our wide range of resources or contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.