Terminologies That Will Come In handy When Working With A Conservatorship San Diego Attorney
A conservatorship is a legal proceeding where a judge appoints a person or organization tasked to provide care for another person who can no longer care for themselves or manage their finances.
Now, if you want to optimize your working relationship with your conservatorship San Diego attorney, you must have a better understanding of how the process works, and learning legal terminologies is one big help to work it out.
So, without further ado, here are some of the terminologies that may come in handy should you need to undergo conservatorship legal proceedings.
Conservator – a person or entity that a judge appoints to be responsible for the care of another adult who can no longer care for themselves or manage their finances
Conservatee – a person who is under the care of a conservator, determined by the court because they are not fully competent to manage their personal affairs, which includes finances
Lanterman-Petris-Short Conservatorships – These provide care for adults in California with serious mental health illnesses. They are for people needing special care and extensive mental health treatment; these are for people who usually need very restrictive living arrangements, including living in locked facilities.
Court investigator – a person who gives neutral information about the case to a judge; he calls the proposed conservator and makes a visit with them and the proposed conservatee; he conducts interviews with relatives of the proposed conservatee.
Temporary conservatorships – A judge may appoint a temporary conservator to take care of a conservatee’s more immediate needs. In other words, a judge may appoint someone to manage the things that cannot wait until a general conservator is appointed. It is important to note, however, that a temporary conservatorship has a specific end date. The fixed period usually lasts for 30 to 60 days.
Advance health care directive – Also known as a living will, it is an alternative to a conservatorship, where a person specifies what actions should be taken for their health if they are no longer capable of making decisions for themselves as a result of an illness or incapacity.
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