What are the different types of conservatorship?

California law provides for two basic  types of conservatorship depending upon the conservatee's particular  needs.  The following is a brief description of each:

  • Probate Conservatorship: A  probate conservatorship of person may be established for those found  unable to properly provide for their personal needs for physical health,  food, clothing, or shelter.  A probate conservator of estate may be  established for those who are substantially unable to manage their own  financial resources or resist fraud or undue influence.
  • Lanterman-Petris-Short (L.P.S.) Conservatorship: A  conservator of the person or both person and estate may be appointed  for those found unable to provide for their basic personal needs for  food, clothing, or shelter as a result of mental disorder or impairment  by chronic alcoholism.

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1. What is the role of the Public Guardian?
2. What are the essential responsibilities of the Public Guardian when appointed as conservator?
3. What are the different types of conservatorship?
4. What are some resources for Public Guardian - Public Conservator?