A general conservatorship is a protective legal proceeding to appoint someone to care for a person when evidence exists indicating that the person is no longer capable of managing their own affairs due to illness, age, or decreased capacity.
Conservatorships can help protect your loved one from neglect, undue influence, and people who are interested in manipulating them for their own gain. The Law Offices of Kyle M. Johnston works closely with clients in preparing the documentation and evidence required to establish a conservatorship and continues to work with clients to prepare and file annual reports and financial accounts.
Limited conservatorships differ from general conservatorships in that they are exclusively for people overseeing the welfare of adults with developmental disabilities. In a limited conservatorship, the conservator is granted any of seven enumerated powers, including the powers to fix residence, to consent or withhold medical consent, to contract, to consent or withhold consent to marriage or domestic partnership, to access confidential papers and documents, to make educational decisions, and to control social and sexual relationships.