What is a Conservatorship?

You may notice a loved one is having trouble handling their finances – such as forgetting to pay bills or unable to balance his or her checkbook.  Or you are concerned that others are taking financial advantage of your loved one.  You may notice a loved one needs help taking care of his or her personal needs – remembering to take medications or not being safe in the home.  A conservatorship may be the answer. There are several types of conservatorships and an attorney can assist you to determine which type best suits your concerns.  The most common types of conservatorships are conservatorship of the person, conservatorship of the estate, limited conservatorship and what is referred to as a LPS conservatorship. A conservatorship is a court action which takes place in a “probate
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