What Happens During the Investigation for a Conservatorship
The investigator has the right to demand that a lawyer represent the interests of the conservatee if the conservatee seems unable to understand the process or speak on his or her own behalf. The investigator then speaks to all of the interested parties (spouses, domestic partners, parents, children) gathering information to assemble a report.
The final step is a hearing in front a judge. The investigator, the conservatee, the family, and any attorneys will have to attend the hearing. The judge reviews the report by the investigator and interviews the interested family members.
Once the conservatorship begins, the investigator will review the case after six months and after one year. Then the case is reviewed annually to ensure the conservator is fulfilling all responsibilities.