Conservatorships and Guardianships


A conservatorship is created when a person is appointed by a court to provide for the personal care and protection of another person. The purpose of this type of court proceeding is to assist individuals who are unable to provide for their own food, care, and shelter, who are unable to oversee their own finances, are vulnerable to the undue influence of others, to help protect themselves against harm. The Conservator is the person appointed by a court to manage the property, daily affairs, and financial affairs of another person. The person who is being cared for is called the Conservatee. This proceeding is commenced when it has been determined by a court that a person is so incapacitated that he or she cannot manage his or her own finances or personal care. A conservatorship may be suitable for a person suffering from the following conditions: Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Stroke, Head Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injury, Parkinson's, Autism, Developmental disabilities or other debilitating disorders. Note other debilitating conditions may also give rise for the need of a conservatorship as well.

A guardianship is similar to a conservatorship as it also requires a court proceeding. However, in California, guardianships are only established for those individuals under the age of 18.

The Law Office of Elise Lampert can help you and your loved ones in establishing and administering a conservatorship or guardianship to help protect your loved ones.