Conservators and Conservatees
A conservatorship is a process by which a court appoints someone to care for you or your loved one when you or they are unable to provide self-care for their health needs (conservator of the person) or self-manage finances (conservator of the estate), including resisting undue influence and becoming a victim of financial elder abuse. If you think you or a loved needs help or has been or may become the victim of abuse, or if someone is seeking to establish an unnecessary conservatorship for you or a loved one, we can help prosecute or defend your conservatorship.
When your loved one is incapable of handling his or her affairs, whether financial or his or her own care, it may be time to consider establishing a judicial conservatorship of the person (the personal care of the conservatee) or conservatorship of the estate (the care of the conservatee’s finances), especially where your loved one may be the subject of financial or other elder abuse by someone.
Financial elder abuse is one of the fastest growing areas of the law, affecting one of the most vulnerable sectors of our society. California’s elder abuse statutes provide extra protections to those 65 years of age and older who were victimized by the fraud or theft, most often a “loved one” who takes advantage of mom, dad, aunt, uncle, grandma or grandpa’s incapacity.
Sean D. Muntz manages RMO’s Orange County office and serves as Co-Managing Partner and Practice Management Chair. Sean is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer, with litigation experience spanning a broad range of subject matters, including banking, general commercial, employment, probate, real estate, securities, intellectual property, maritime and environmental disputes. Sean has litigated matters in state and federal courts throughout California, and in alternative dispute resolution forums, including AAA and JAMS, and before the NASD/FINRA and Pacific Stock Exchange…