Conservators are assigned by the court to look after an elder who is unable to address his or her needs due to mental, sometimes physical, disabilities. Because conservators have the power to decide on behalf of the conservatee, they are expected to act in the best interest of the person they are meant to protect.

However, because conservators are in the best position to access the funds of their charges, some of them unfortunately choose to steal from those they represent or otherwise act unethically. Signs of conservatorship abuse include:

  • Sudden changes in banking practices, such as unexpected or irregular withdrawals
  • Forged financial documents
  • Sudden changes in estate plans and wills
  • Unpaid bills
  • Unexplained loss of funds and/or properties

If you believe your loved one or someone you know is being financially abused by a conservator in Los Angeles, a lawyer at the , may help you fight in a conservatorship case against the offending party. Call us at 310.444.9060 for a free assessment of your case today.