How to apply for LPS Conservatorship in California
California law allows certain mental health professionals and law enforcement to detain a person if they believe is likely to cause or suffer specific types of harm due to that individual’s mental illness.
WHAT ARE LANTERMAN-PETRIS-SHORT (LPS) CONSERVATORSHIPS?
An LPS conservatorship is when a court appoints one person to make legal decisions for another. Sometimes, the court may limit the right to vote, enter contracts, drive, or own a gun.
The LPS conservatorship can last for a maximum of one year at a time, but conservatorships can be renewed in court at the end of the year.
HOW TO OBTAIN A LPS CONSERVATORSHIP IN CALIFORNIA?
The goal is to get a court order and letters of conservatorship that the conservator can use with banks, doctors, etc.
To get a conservatorship, you must follow these steps:
- Filing a conservatorship petition in court.
- Submit a confidential supplemental information form.
- Submit a confidential conservatorship evaluation form.
- Submit a conservator duties form.
- Deliver the notice to the conservatee.
- Provide notice to the conservatee’s family.
- Obtain a bond.
Getting a hearing can take up to 60 days, but in emergencies, you can get a hearing in 5 court days for a temporary conservatorship.
If you have more questions about conservatorship in California, contact us, and we will help you with the process.