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Conservatorships

When your loved one is incapable of handling their affairs, whether financial or their own care, it may be time to consider a judicial conservatorship of the person (personal health and welfare of the conservative) or conservatorship of the estate (care of the conservatee’s finances), especially where your loved one may be the subject of financial or elder abuse. Often family members believe that a power of attorney or healthcare power may be sufficient, but often they are wrong. Sadly, even more often the person who holds those powers is the one abusing the loved one. Whether you need help analyzing whether a conservatorship is warranted, or need help defending against a frivolous conservatorship action, we can help.

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CONSERVATORSHIPS

Fighting conservatorship abuse is a complex and emotionally-charged topic. Seeing a loved one ignored or taken advantage of by the person charged with caring for them is extremely difficult. We’ll cover how to file a petition to suspend or remove an abusive conservator, and how a conservatorship attorney may use litigation to secure a new conservator or to terminate a conservatorship altogether…

CONSERVATORSHIPS

Do you have a loved one who is having trouble handling their financial affairs or are struggling to manage their food and healthcare. If so, you should consider whether establishing a conservatorship is appropriate? Here’s an easy guide to understanding conservatorships, the process, working with an attorney, and the basic costs…

POWER OF ATTORNEY

Power of attorney abuse and sibling conflicts can be emotional and complex. Power of attorney is a legal contract that gives a person, the Agent, the power to make legal decisions on the behalf of somebody else, the Principal…

UNDUE INFLUENCE

Undue influence and duress are frequently cited in probate and trust litigation. Both are used by abusers as a means to gain the favor of wealthy spouses and family members, with the goal of getting more estate assets…

When a person can no longer take care of themselves, when it comes to finances and health care, the courts will place powers and responsibilities to manage that person’s affairs in the hands of a conservator. In some cases, an individual who is in failing health may have already signed a durable power of attorney agreement which will negate the need for a conservator….

CONSERVATORSHIPS

Do you think you or a loved one needs help, or has been or may become the victim of abuse? If you think someone is seeking to establish an unnecessary conservatorship for you or a loved one, we can help prosecute or defend your conservatorship…

Jessica Covington is an associate in the Los Angeles office of RMO LLP. Jessica focuses on two areas of litigation: (1) representing beneficiaries, professional and corporate fiduciaries (administrators, executors, trustees, conservators, and guardians) in contested trust, estate and probate litigation; and (2) representing businesses, business owners, directors, executives, members, officers, partners and shareholders in business litigation and commercial disputes…

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