When someone who is in immediate need of care, a judge may appoint a temporary conservator to handle the more urgent needs while a general conservator is chosen. These temporary conservators can be assigned to be a conservator of a person, estate or both and are usually only appointed for 30-60 days with a specific end-date.
The general role of a conservator, either temporary of permanent, is to protect the conservatee. If your a conservator of a person, your main concern is to provide the conservatee with their general needs, protection, a safe place to live and a caring environment. A conservator of an estate must protect the conservatee's finances, properties and assets.
If you are seeking a conservatorship, please contact the family law attorneys in Orange County for free consultation.
As a temporary conservator, there are a few things that you cannot do without a judge's approval, such as:
-Sell the conservator's home or give up his lease,
-Move the conservatee unless it's an emergency, or
-Sell or give away his assets