Why does Brittany have a conservatorship?
For Britney specifically, the conservatorship came about after her public breakdown in 2008. She was put in a “5150 hold”, a 72 hour mental health lockdown, after which her father, Jamie Spears, was granted emergency “temporary” conservatorship due to Britney’s alleged inability to manage herself due to mental health.
What kind of Rights does a conservator have?
The duties held by a conservator to care for the conservatee depend upon the type of conservatorship that’s granted as well as the rights granted by the court to the conservator. Some conservatorships allow the conservator to manage the conservatee’s estate, finances, or personal care.
What are the different types of conservatorships?
There are two kinds of conservatorships – a conservatorship of the person, and a conservatorship of the estate. Having a conservatorship over an individual means having the legal right to make decisions on that person’s behalf.
How does a conservatorship of an estate work?
I recommended Renee petition the court for a Conservatorship of the Person, which allows an appointed agent to make medical decisions. A Conservatorship of the Estate grants someone power to manage the financial affairs of another. For Renee, this was secondary. How long does it take to establish a Conservatorship?
When do you need a conservatorship or power of attorney?
Having a conservatorship over an individual means having the legal right to make decisions on that person’s behalf. When an individual has capacity (i.e. no mental disability or dementia), they can execute a power of attorney. When is a Conservatorship Necessary?
Who is the responsible person in a conservatorship case?
A conservatorship is a court case where a judge appoints a responsible person or organization (called the “conservator”) to care for another adult (called the “conservatee”) who cannot care for himself or herself or manage his or her own finances.
When does a judge appoint a conservator or guardian?
A judge appoints a “reasonable” person or organization as a conservator or guardian to make medical and/or financial decisions for an adult who would be considered a conservatee or a ward. The conservatorship ends when the conservatee dies. What are the problems with conservatorships?
Can a person file a new petition for conservatorship?
If someone is a conservator of the person and later decides that he or she needs to be appointed as conservator of the estate, he or she can file a new petition for conservatorship and, this time, request to be appointed as conservator of the estate.
When does a family member become a conservator?
Courts will usually appoint a family member to act as conservator. However, if no family members are suitable, the judge may appoint someone else. A conservator will control a person’s affairs as long as needed. Once an individual reaches the age of majority, or recovers enough to take care of their own affairs, then the conservatorship will end.