Setting up a Probate Conservatorship
Setting up a conservatorship in California can be a tedious process. The first step is to file a Petition of Conservatorship. These documents request information regarding the proposed conservator, conservatee, the conservatee’s immediate relatives, and requests specific reasons why a conservatorship is necessary. The conservatee’s relatives must be provided with notice of the filed petition. An investigator will be appointed by the court in order to gather information about the conservatee and his or her condition.
The court will then conduct a hearing to grant or deny the conservatorship. The proposed conservatee must attend the hearing, unless they do not have the capacity to attend. The judge will inquire as to whether all family members were properly notified. The judge may also appoint an attorney to represent the proposed conservatee.