Leventhal Law Group, P.C., in Woodland Hills, California, serves clients in the San
Fernando Valley area. Communities include Northridge, Van Nuys, North Hollywood,
Encino, Santa Clarita, Valencia, Palmdale, Lancaster, Mission Hills, Thousand Oaks,
Simi Valley, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Tarzana, Malibu
and counties that include Los Angeles County and Ventura County.
If a parent or a loved one is no longer in the right state of mind to make sound
decisions about their financial and physical well-being, chances are the opportunity
has passed to set up a power of attorney. However, a conservatorship can achieve
the same goal through different means. A conservatorship would allow someone who
cares to be appointed to make important decisions about health care and finances
on your loved one's behalf.
When a conservatorship is permitted, and a conservator is appointed, the duties and
restrictions of the conservator must be clearly outlined in the conservatorship in
order to protect the conservatee from malicious, illegal, or wrongful actions regarding
their finances, estate, or related issues.
To discuss your needs for setting up a conservatorship to help care for the finances
and health of and an incapacitated adult - call me, attorney Jonathan Leventhal at
818-347-5800. I can also be contacted via Email.
Protecting the Interests of Those You Love
Conservatorships are very effective estate planning tools when protecting a person's
estate is necessary. Especially in cases where elderly parents live apart from their
adult children, a conservatorship can help protect your loved one from people who
are interested in manipulating them for their own gain.
The court can appoint a conservator in a conservatorship proceeding only after it
determines that the person is in need of protection. The court may appoint a conservator
of the estate, to care for a person's property and finances; or the court can appoint
a conservator of the person, to provide for the person's medical care and other personal
requirements. The court may grant a conservator both powers, if necessary.
In the case of an elderly parent, it is best to begin the process of establishing
a conservatorship before the parent loses all ability to manage his or her own care,
due to dementia, Alzheimer's disease or another medical condition.
Contact Me Today about Planning for Future Health Care Needs
If you have questions regarding conservatorships or guardianships, contact the San
Fernando Valley Leventhal Law Group, P.C. today. I will meet with you in person,
providing a comprehensive evaluation of your situation and what should be done to
protect your loved one. Email me or call 818-347-5800.