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We have been confidently guiding San Diego and North County families through the estate planning and administration process for more than 30 years.

 
ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE SERVICES FOR NORTH COUNTY

Providing Estate Planning Services to Oceanside Clients

We have been confidently guiding San Diego and North County families through the estate planning and administration process for more than 30 years.

ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE SERVICES FOR NORTH COUNTY

Providing Estate Planning Services to Oceanside Clients

We have been confidently guiding San Diego and North County families through the estate planning and administration process for more than 30 years.

Carlsbad Conservatorship Lawyers

It can be a difficult decision, but when a loved one can no longer take care of themselves, it may be time to consider a conservatorship. This arrangement can benefit individuals experiencing mental health issues, physical disabilities, or cognitive decline. It can provide much-needed structure and support while also protecting the individual's rights and best interests.

The conservatorship process can be complex, and it is important to have an experienced attorney by your side. The conservatorship lawyers Paul V. L. Campo, Attorney at Law, are dedicated to helping families navigate this difficult process. Our team of compassionate and skilled attorneys has years of experience handling conservatorships in Carlsbad and the surrounding areas. We understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family, and we will work closely with you to ensure your loved one's rights are protected. With a tailored legal strategy, our team is committed to providing you with the support and guidance you need every step of the way.

What Is a Conservatorship?

A conservatorship is a legal arrangement in which an individual (the "conservator") is appointed by the court to manage the financial affairs and/or daily life decisions of a loved one (the "conservatee"). This can be beneficial when the conservatee is experiencing mental health issues or physical disabilities that prevent them from making sound decisions. If a conservatorship is granted, the conservator has the legal authority to make financial and/or medical decisions on behalf of the conservatee.

There are two different types of conservatorships:

  • A limited conservatorship is typically used for an adult who has developmental disabilities. In a limited conservatorship, the court appoints a limited conservator to care for this person.
  • Conservatorship is used when the conservatee is no longer able to care for themselves physically. In this case, a conservator can be appointed to make financial and/or medical decisions on the conservatee's behalf. It is important to note that in this type of conservatorship, the court also appoints a guardian to make decisions about the conservatee's daily life.

An estate planning lawyer from the law office of Paul V. L. Campo can help you determine which type of conservatorship is appropriate for your situation and guide you through the entire process.

Benefits of a Conservatorship

While a conservatorship can be a difficult decision, there are many benefits that this arrangement can provide. A conservatorship can:

  • Give the conservatee the structure and support they need. In a conservatorship, the conservator is responsible for making financial and/or medical decisions on behalf of the conservatee. This can provide much-needed structure, taking the responsibility off the conservatee to make these choices independently.
  • Help the conservatee maintain their independence. In some cases, a conservatorship can actually help an individual maintain their independence. For example, if the conservatee has dementia or Alzheimer's disease, a conservatorship can give them the stability and support they need to live independently through proper management of their major life decisions.
  • Ensure the conservatee's rights are protected. One of the main goals of a conservatorship is to protect the rights of the conservatee. This arrangement can help to ensure the conservatee is not taken advantage of financially or medically. Additionally, a conservatorship can help to protect the conservatee from scams or abusive individuals.
  • Protect the conservatee from exploitation. In some cases, a conservatorship can also help to protect the conservatee from being exploited by others. For example, if the conservatee has a large estate, a conservatorship can help to ensure their assets are properly managed and protected from being taken advantage of, in addition to overseeing trust administration

Is a Conservatorship the Same as Carlsbad Guardianship?

While conservatorship and guardianship are similar in that both involve an individual making decisions on behalf of another, there are some key differences between the two. In California, guardianship is typically used when an individual is no longer able to physically care for themselves, whereas conservatorship is used when an individual is no longer able to make sound financial or medical decisions.

In a guardianship, the court appoints a guardian to make decisions about the conservatee's daily life, such as where they will live and what type of care they will receive. A conservator, on the other hand, only steps in to assist with larger life decisions such as salary, investments, and healthcare.

What Rights Does a Conservator Have?

The life of a conservator revolves around the care and well-being of their conservatee. To provide the best possible care for their charge, a conservator may need to make a number of important decisions on their behalf. However, to avoid any misunderstandings or disputes, it is important for the conservator to understand their role and the limits of their authority.

A conservator in California has the right to:

  • Access the conservatee's financial records and bank accounts
  • Make financial decisions on behalf of the conservatee, such as investing their money or paying bills
  • Make medical decisions on behalf of the conservatee, such as choosing a healthcare plan or consenting to treatment
  • Access the conservatee's medical records when necessary
  • Enter contracts on behalf of the conservatee, such as renting or buying property
These are just a few of the key rights that a conservator has in California. To fully understand your role and responsibilities, it is important to consult with your conservatorship attorney.

Contact the Law Office of Paul V. L. Campo Today

If you are considering becoming a conservator or if you have been appointed as a conservator, it is important to seek legal guidance as soon as possible. At the law office of Paul V. L. Campo, our knowledgeable and experienced conservatorship attorneys can answer your questions and help you navigate the legal process. We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of client service. We will work tirelessly to help you achieve your goals, as we already have done for many others. To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced California conservatorship attorneys, contact us online. We can help you begin taking the next steps toward securing your future.

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    “Thank you for your services in managing the probate of my mother’s estate. Your professionalism and fairness are much appreciated.”

    Jason
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  • Patty, California Licensed Professional Fiduciary (CLPF)

    “As a client of Paul’s in my capacity as a Professional Fiduciary, he has guided me through the intricacies of trust administration on many occasions.”

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  • Jean

    “Mr. Campo did a great job on my estate planning. He was very thorough and made me aware of several things I hadn’t considered. I highly recommend him.”

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  • Carol, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.)

    “The service I received goes beyond professionalism. It’s all about caring for my wishes and goals and coming up with the ideal estate plan for me.”

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  • Del

    “I am very grateful to Attorney Paul Campo and his excellent staff for guiding me through the complex probate process.”

    Del
    Probate Client

What Our Clients Say | Legal Associations


  • Jason

    “Thank you for your services in managing the probate of my mother’s estate. Your professionalism and fairness are much appreciated.”

    Jason
    Probate Client
  • Patty, California Licensed Professional Fiduciary (CLPF)

    “As a client of Paul’s in my capacity as a Professional Fiduciary, he has guided me through the intricacies of trust administration on many occasions.”

    Patty, California Licensed Professional Fiduciary (CLPF)
    Trust Administration Client
  • Jean

    “Mr. Campo did a great job on my estate planning. He was very thorough and made me aware of several things I hadn’t considered. I highly recommend him.”

    Jean
    Estate Planning/Trust Administration Client
  • Carol, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.)

    “The service I received goes beyond professionalism. It’s all about caring for my wishes and goals and coming up with the ideal estate plan for me.”

    Carol, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.)
    Estate Planning Client
  • Del

    “I am very grateful to Attorney Paul Campo and his excellent staff for guiding me through the complex probate process.”

    Del
    Probate Client

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