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Conservatorships are court-ordered arrangements for when an individual becomes disabled or incapacitated. A conservator is appointed by the court to take care of and make important decisions for the incapacitated conservatee. If your loved one is in need of proper care and can no longer take care of him or herself, I offer initial consultations to help you begin this process. As El Dorado Hills estate planning attorney, I not only help you understand conservatorships but also help you avoid them if possible.

Two different types of conservatorships can be created by the court:

  • Conservatorship of a Person: Allows the conservator to make important personal decisions for the conservatee. This includes decisions on clothing, housing arrangements, food, healthcare, and so on.
  • Conservatorship of an Estate: Allows the conservator to make financial decisions for the conservatee. This includes paying bills, managing their assets, investing their money and so forth.

The court may appoint an individual to take on one or both roles of the conservator.

Why Should Conservatorships be Avoided?

Conservatorships can be confusing, difficult, and time-consuming. When an individual becomes incapacitated and a conservatorship is created, the court gets full control in assigning the conservator. Instead of handing over this control to the court, my goal as your estate planning attorney is to help you create a well-drafted power of attorney.

A power of attorney helps you prepare for the future: it gives you the option to appoint a trusted individual to act on your behalf. When you or a loved one becomes incapacitated, the power of attorney becomes effective; that person then steps in and makes decisions for you. A conservatorship simply stands as a substitute if a power of attorney does not exist. They are typically not as well-planned.

Discuss Your Options with an El Dorado Hills Estate Planning Lawyer!

At the Law Office of Paul R. Kraft, I am committed to protecting you and your loved ones. Whether you have general conservatorship questions or want to establish a proper power of attorney, I can help you get started in the right direction. Request a free consultation at my El Dorado estate planning firm today by calling (888) 487-3361.

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