Capacity Declaration Form



To establish a Conservatorship in California, the Petitioner is required to file a Capacity Declaration with the Court which is to establish capacity by a physician or psychologist’s declaration.   When the proposed conservatee needs psychotropic medication or a secured perimeter facility authorization, there is also an attachment which needs to be included.


FORM Capacity Declaration Form California GC 335

1.  Most common errors involving these forms are:

1.    Failure to complete the form:  Name, Address, Telephone, and the box regarding the 2 year experience re dementia is not marked.

2.  The dementia medication attachment is not attached.

3.   The box regarding the attachment (#8) is not marked.

4.   The date next to the signature is omitted.

5.   No original signatures.

We have successfully used the following experts in obtaining the appropriate Capacity Declaration in Los Angeles California Conservatorships:  Dr. David Trader;  Dr. James Spar;  Dr. Susan Bernatz; and Dr. Steven Reed.   If you need a referral to these experts, please contact our office.

Our attorneys have over two decades of experience in Los Angeles Conservatorships.  Our Los Angeles, Glendale, Pasadena and Woodland Hills offices can help families protect the elderly with beneficial conservatorships in Los Angeles.   Call: 818.340.4479.

Top Ten Questions to Ask About Conservatorships in California

CONSERVATORSHIP ATTORNEY<title/></p> <h1>LOS ANGELES CONSERVATORSHIP ATTORNEY</h1> <h2><strong>TOP 10 QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU KNOW WHEN A CONSERVATORSHIP IS NEEDED FOR A LOVED ONE.</strong></h2> <p>Clients in Los Angeles often ask us whether they need conservatorship for an elderly or <strong><a href="" target="">disabled parent</a></strong>, or a disabled child.</p> <p>Below is a checklist we have developed to help you make the decision when  there are no power of attorney documents in place:</p> <p>1.   Can he or she properly administer medication to himself or herself?</p> <p>2.   Can he or she understand the consequence of making a medical decision?</p> <p>​3.   Can he or she provide food or shelter for himself?</p> <p>4.   Is he or she easily influenced by others to give away his or her money?</p> <p>​5.   Are there signs that he or she cannot be safe when left alone at home?</p> <p>​6.   Is he or she bathing himself or herself?</p> <p>7.   Does he or she wear clean clothes or wash his or her clothes?</p> <p>8.   Are there bills that are unpaid?</p> <p>9.   Is he or she forgetful of recent events?</p> <p>10.  Are there people who are trying to take financial advantage of him or her?</p> <p><strong>CAN I GET A CONSERVATORSHIP IF THERE IS A POWER OF ATTORNEY IN PLACE?</strong></p> <p>Yes. Power of attorney documents can be suspended or revoked by the court.   You can appoint a conservator, and ask that the court suspend the agent under a power of attorney for good cause.   An agent under a power of attorney can be forced to account for the assets of the person which they handle.</p> <p><strong>WHAT TO DO FIRST WHEN MOST OF THE ANSWERS TO THE ABOVE QUESTIONS ARE YES?</strong></p> <p>1.  Check to see if there are Advanced Directives and power of attorney documents in place.</p> <p>2.   Call Sirkin Law Group at 818.340.4479 and ask for a call assessment regarding your case.</p> <p>3.   Ask us to give you a Capacity Declaration to be completed by a physician.   If your loved one will not submit to a doctor’s examination, please call us.</p> <p>4.   Gather a list of medications and assets of your loved one.  Be sure to read our article regarding <a href="" target=""><strong>aging parents</strong></a>.</p> <p>5.   Set an in-person appointment to go over the Conservatorship Procedures in Los Angeles County.</p> <p>REVIEW THE <a href="" target="">CONSERVATORSHIP PROCESS IN LA COUNTY OUTLINE</a> HERE.</p> <p>For the intersection of <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">conservatorship</a> and special needs trust, see our article on <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Special Needs Trusts in Los Angeles</a>.<br /> Call Mina Sirkin, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Los Angeles Conservatorship Attorney</a> at 818.340.4479.   Our attorneys serve the Los Angeles, Glendale, Pasadena, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Agoura, Calabasas, Venice, Malibu, Hollywood, Tarzana, Studio City, Marina Del Rey, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, West Hills, Tarzana, Agoura, Chatsworth, Northridge, Canoga Park, Winnetka, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Burbank, North Hollywood, and Westlake Village areas.  <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Conservatorship Attorney Los Angeles</a>.</p> </div><!-- .entry-content --> <footer 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