Few things are as painful as watching a loved one deteriorate. The onset of dementia, through a disease such as Alzheimer’s, can leave one unable to care for him or herself or to manage his or her affairs. There may also be instances when a loved one is being taken advantage of by another person. When a loved one is in such a situation then it may be necessary to establish a conservatorship to protect the person, prevent ongoing or potential abuse, or simply to manage the loved one’s affairs. Candice Garcia-Rodrigo is a San Bernardino lawyer helping loved ones establish conservatorships for those who can no longer care for themselves. If you are concerned about another’s well-being, then contact our office today to speak with an attorney.
San Bernardino attorney establishing conservatorships throughout Rancho Cucamonga and the rest of the Inland Empire
A conservatorship allows one to take control of a loved one’s affairs when the loved one can no longer take care of him or herself, or to protect from potential or actual abuse- financial, physical or otherwise. Conservatorships may grant control over medical decisions, financial decisions, or both. Such an arrangement may be necessary when the loved one has not made provisions through a power of attorney or advance health care directive. One seeking to establish a conservatorship must petition a California Probate Court. A friend, relative or other interested person, may Petition to be the conservator. Similarly, any interested person may object. The person requesting to be a conservator must establish the need for the conservatorship and that it is in the proposed conservatee’s best interests. If the conservatorship is granted then the conservator will be under the supervision of the Court and will have a responsibility to act in the best interests of the person being cared for. Establishing a conservatorship is an involved process and it is highly suggested that one attempting to do so obtain experienced, qualified legal representation.
Candice Garcia-Rodrigo is a San Bernardino attorney assisting with the establishment of conservatorships. She will use your initial consultation to determine if you have a viable case for establishing the conservatorship. Given that time is of the essence, when one cannot care for him or herself, she will work quickly to file the Petition and schedule a hearing. The Petition may include medical records, sworn statements, and other evidence showing that the loved one requires assistance and that the Petitioner is best suited to serve as the conservator. She will timely respond to any objections and work to complete the process as soon as possible. Candice understands that establishing a conservatorship is a serious situation and she will take it seriously. Contact us today to speak with an attorney. We also service Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Ontario, Victorville, Rialto, Hesperia, Chino, Upland, Apple Valley, Redlands, Highland, Colton, Yucaipa, Montclair, elsewhere in the Inland Empire, as well as Los Angeles.
Lawyer staying in regular contact with San Bernardino residents requiring the establishment of a conservatorship
Candice understands the stress one is under when establishing a conservatorship. One does not need the added aggravation of having an attorney who is not responsive. This is why our office makes lawyer-client communication a priority. We strive to return all phone calls, emails, and other correspondence as soon as possible. We also ensure that our clients are copied on correspondence, that they receive copies of court documents, and that we are available to answer their questions. Our office is built on a principle of providing excellent service and such is our promise to all of our clients.
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