When you want to start a California Conservatorship, you must consider many factors, including costs. The cost of setting up a Conservatorship can have a significant impact on whether a conservatorship will be successful. The costs associated with the conservatorship vary from case-to-case depending on whether there is litigation involved in the case.
First, you must consider what the conservatee will need to support his or her life. Caregiving costs and conservatorship costs are generally competing costs. You must first provide for the well-being of the conservatee.
If you are considering a conservatorship in California, you must keep in mind that the average cost of a non-litigated conservatorship may be about $12,000 per year, and can be significantly more in complicated conservatorship cases. There are certain things to consider here at the outset, so you do not waste time and money. Conservatee’s cost of living may change over a period of time, as he or she deteriorates. Caregiving expenses in a facility can range $4,500-$13,000 or more on average per month. Where the Conservatee has dementia, that cost can be even greater.
So, at the outset, evaluate conservator’s fees, conservator’s attorney’s fees, conservatee’s life care costs, and housing fees. Call us to discuss how to pay for in-home care or the cost of an assisted living facility in California.