Knitter & Knitter remains operational through remote access technology with our staff and attorneys working from home. Our office continues to offer telephone AND videoconference appointments for clients. Availability of all personnel may be limited due to technical issues that may arise. We also can still be reached by email. Our physical office, with a few exceptions, will be closed until further notice. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will provide any additional information as it becomes available. - Dec. 17, 2020

California Conservatorships

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707-469-8880   OR     415-331-7500

California Conservatorships

If a loved one has lost their ability to look out for their best interests, provide for their personal needs, or manage their finances, a conservatorship may be appropriate.  There are two types of conservatorships in California: a conservatorship of the estate (which provides authority over financial decisions) and a conservatorship of the person (which provides authority over health care decisions).  When a person does not have capacity, a conservatorship may be necessary to bring or defend claims, or to protect him or her from harm.  Conservatorships involve a court process that at times can be complex and contentious.  At Knitter & Knitter, LLP we use our wealth of experience and knowledge to handle both contested and non-contested conservatorship matters.  Some of the common types of conservatorship services we provide include:

  • Initiating conservatorship proceedings;
  • Handling disputes over who should act as conservator;
  • Pursue remedies for elder abuse and undue influence;
  • Substituted judgment proceedings;
  • Termination or transfer of conservatorships;
  •  Accounting disputes;
  • Spousal support and protection;
  • Emergency protective appointments and appropriate injunctive relief;
  • Obtaining authority for medical decisions and residential placements;
  • Obtaining authority for financial investment decisions and sale or transfer of property and other assets;