Steps to Get An Emergency Conservatorship California
According to California law, a relative can obtain emergency conservatorship of a loved one if they meet the factual basis required by the California Probate Code.
You have to keep in mind that conservatorship is only appropriate for a person who is unable to manage their daily affairs due to a serious illness such as dementia or a critical medical condition such as a stroke.
There are three types of conservatorships:
- General Conservatorship: allows a person to have complete control over the conservatee’s person or finances.
- Limited Conservatorship: allow the conservatee to have control over their finances but not necessarily their medical health
- Lanterman, Petris, Short Conservatorship: involves an involuntary civil commitment to a mental institution.
Steps to Get an Emergency Conservatorship in California
The proposed conservator must meet the following requirements:
- Must show that emergency conditions exist.
- Will be harmed if the court waits to discuss the matter during a regular guardianship hearing.
- Has duly notified all interested parties.
- Can provide for the proposed ward.
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