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Conservatorship

Sunday, October 1, 2017

What To Do When You Suspect A Conservator is Engaging in Foul Play


The elderly are particularly vulnerable to multiple types of abuse, including financial abuse. Many aging Americans are socially isolated, which makes them prime targets for con artists. As despicable as it sounds, sometimes the very people the courts appoint to protect seniors are the ones who exploit them. If your loved one has a court-appointed fiduciary to handle her financial matters, you need to know


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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

In wake of conservatorship hearing, some clarity on Woodhouse absence    


Is there a way to avoid a conservatorship?

Mendocino County has been in a bit of chaos after Third District Supervisor Tom Woodhouse was placed in conservatorship in November. Woodhouse has apparently been regularly missing board meetings and was arrested on October 28, 2016 on domestic violence charges. While Woodhouse’s wife was named as conservator, there has reportedly been no communications as to when Woodhouse would return or how they intended to proceed with his board seat.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Effects of Conservatorship on the Right to Vote


With the 2016 Presidential race in the rearview, many are contemplating the various factors that went into play to trigger the dramatic and unexpected result. In the months leading up to Election Day, issues surrounding voter rights – particularly for those convicted of a felony – were at the forefront of political analysis and opinion. One less-publicized issue – which could be very relevant for thousands of Californians – is whether


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