In California, this legal arrangement is called a conservatorship. Conservatorships are established for impaired adults, most often older people. Adults who are developmentally disabled or the victims of a catastrophic illness or accident also may have a conservatorship. For help filling out the forms to file a conservatorship, please visit ACCESS. A limited conservatorship for developmentally disabled individuals is when a judge appoints another person (conservator) to help a developmentally disabled adult (conservatee). The conservatee is a person who suffers from a developmental disability which, as a result, makes them unable to provide for some of their personal and/or financial needs.
Conservatorship vs. Adult Guardianship. In some states, conservatorships are called adult guardianships, but the terms mean roughly the same thing. For the rest of this article, we will use the term "conservatorship" to refer to adult guardianships and conservatorships.Author: Nolo. Conservatorship: A Safety Net for Your Adult Special -Needs Child By Cicily Corbett. It’s a natural instinct for parents to protect and care for their children. All humans are born helpless, and need adults to look after them for many years. But what happens when.
Adults - Conservatorship All adults are legally considered to be competent and to have the ability, or capacity, and right to make decisions about their lives. When people with intellectual or developmental disabilities become adults, they have all the legal rights and responsibilities of adulthood. Conservatorship is a court-approved and court. Limited conservatorships are for adults with developmental disabilities. If the adult you are trying to help does not have a developmental disability but needs help taking care of him/herself or his/her finances, see the About Conservatorships page on this website.If the adult you are trying to help has a serious brain disorder, see the LPS Conservatorship page on this website.