Family members are often suspicious of conservatorship abuse, especially when they’ve seen patterns in their loved ones that seem off.
Unpaid bill notices. Bounced checks. Stranges changes in wills or estate plans. Physical assault. Unwanted sexual touch.
You may have been following the Britney Spears case and seen how conservatorship abuse can happen to anyone.
Keep reading if you believe there may be conservatorship abuse present. Our experienced lawyers will tell you how to contest the conservatorship and how to get out as quickly as possible.
Reasons Why People Want to Terminate a Conservatorship
A family member or friend may be stuck with a conservator of the person that’s not needed. They abuse your loved one by controlling every aspect of their life, from social circles to medical treatments.
Other victims find themselves deep in embezzlement where the conservator of the estate tries to steal from them. Through access to the conservatorship bank account, they have full access to their checking, saving, and other funds.
Overall, people like you should terminate a conservatorship if it stinks of abuse.
A loved one could be suffering from physical or emotional abuse and feel like they have no way out without filing a petition.
California Probate Code for Terminating a Conservatorship
It’s devastating to endure a loss of civil rights with a sense of despair and futility. With your loved one at stake, it’s crucial you petition the courts to undo the legal arrangement.
The judge may believe the conservator is acting in the family member’s best interests. But the real abuse you witness and what probate court can see are totally different.
Thankfully, California legislation says you have the right to end conservatorship abuse. And experienced lawyers are on your side to win their freedom and lives back.
Who can terminate a conservator?
The conservator, the conservatee, the spouse/domestic partner, or a friend or other interested party.
A court investigator will regularly evaluate whether the conservatorship is still needed, so they can inform the judge that it should stop.
When can a conservatorship be terminated?
If you are in a conservatorship, the court must receive a petition for termination and make an official court order to end the arrangement.
Otherwise, the conservatee must pass away first or when the court investigator evaluates your case.
How Can Lawyers Help You Terminate a Conservatorship?
With an experienced conservatorship attorney, they will assist you with petitioning the court for ending the conservatorship. Then, they will send their own private investigators and professionals to collect evidence for the hearing.
You can start the process of petitioning a superior court where the conservatorship of the person or estate is no longer required.
We recommend working as quickly as possible, so you or your loved one don’t suffer long. Our team is ready to hear your story from beginning to end, offering hope to what feels like a hopeless situation.
Give our empathetic law firm a call at (800)-840-1998, so we can support you during this difficult time.