A conservatorship is a court case where a judge appoints a responsible person or organization (called the “conservator”) to care for another adult (called the “conservatee”) who cannot care for himself or herself or manage his or her own finances.

Marianna Nersesyan represents client in a variety of conservatorship actions including:

  • Establishing a conservatorship
  • Representation of conservators
  • Contesting the appointment of a particular conservator
  • Accounting of Conservatorship finances

Guardianship is when a court orders someone other than the child’s parent to (1) have physical custody of the child; or (2) manage the child’s property (called “estate”); or (3) both.

Guardianship of the Person

When a court appoints a guardian of the person, the guardian has full legal and physical custody of the child and may make all the decisions about the child’s physical care including supervision, food, clothing, shelter, safety, protection, physical growth, emotional growth, medical care, dental care, and education.

Guardianship of the Estate

When a court appoints a guardian of the child’s estate, the guardian is responsible for managing the child’s income, money, investments, or other property until the child reaches the age of majority, which is 18 years-old. Guardianship of the estate may also be necessary the child inherits money or assets in which the parents are absent or dead. Generally, a court would appoint the surviving parent to be the guardian of the child’s estate. Usually, this form of guardianship may be necessary if the minor’s real and personal property assets total more than $5,000.

guardianship in California is very complex and it is important that an experienced California guardianship attorney is there to guide you. Marianna Nersesyan has a comprehensive understanding of the guardianship process and will make sure your guardianship matter is in a well-organized and professional manner.

A parent or guardian ad litem has the right to compromise a minor’s claim. A disputed claim for a minor or person with a disability occurs when an adult sign on behalf of a child or person with a disability to compromise or settle a claim so that money can be received.

The minor’s compromise is an important safeguard for minors who are injured due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness, but it can be complicated and it includes several traps for the unwary.

Marianna Nersesyan routinely works with personal injury attorneys to help them file a petition for minor’s compromise to settle claims involving minors.