Adults are assumed to be capable of making their own decisions and acting in a way that is in their own best interests. However, there are times when a person lacks this ability. Some people never have this capability. California Conservatorships and Guardianships law provides for the appointment of an alternate decision-maker to act when someone cannot make decisions for themselves. These are court-appointed decision makers. They are called guardians and conservators. The person needing the guardian’s help is called the ward.
In situations where these legal issues arise, consult an attorney. If you have any questions about California Conservatorships and Guardianships, please contact Mr. Gourde at (949) 825-6525.