New California Conservatorship Jurisdiction Act

 

On January 20, 2015, Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP partner, Yasha Bronshteyn, attended the New California Conservatorship Jurisdiction Act: Protecting Conservatees from Multi-State Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse,  presented by the Beverly Hills Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section at Lawry’s in Beverly Hills.

The program and speakers focused on a number of key issues and changes to conservatorship law and the requirements set forth in the Los Angeles Superior Court Rules.

According to United States Census Bureau the population of the United States is aging. Approximately 40.3 million residents were age 65 or older in 2010, more than in any previous census. Adults in that age bracket also comprised a larger percentage of the total population than in the past. That trend is expected to continue as the baby boom generation becomes elderly. As the number of elderly adults increases, the need for geriatric care is also increasing.

About 1.3 million adults age 65 or older were in skilled nursing facilities in 2010. According to CBS News (Feb. 6, 2013), a recent study suggests that the number of patients with Alzheimer’s disease will triple by 2050.  Given the trends seen and described conservatorship proceedings are certain to increase.  The Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (“UAGPPJA”) was approved by the Uniform Law Commission in 2007 to address some of the above mentioned concerns.  Now, effective January 1, 2016, provisions for interstate jurisdiction, transfer, and recognition of conservatorships under the California Conservatorship Jurisdiction Act (CCJA) will help streamline certain facets of obtaining and registering a probate conservatorship. This should help reduce litigation in multiple states and lessen the burden on the court system.

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We are here to help you and your loved ones.  To discuss your needs and discover your options, consult the Los Angeles incapacity, conservatorship,  and estate planning attorneys at Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP.  We serve clients in Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura County, and throughout Southern and Northern California including Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, Calabasas, Camarillo, Encino, Hidden Hills, Irvine, Lake Sherwood, Oxnard, Pasadena, San Francisco,  Santa Monica, Simi Valley, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, West Los Angeles, and Woodland Hills. Our attorneys are renowned for producing high quality work and working diligently to achieve our client’s goals. We have developed a reputation for effective representation in complex and sophisticated matters as we guide you through the complex legal process. We are experienced in obtaining and defending against conservatorships. Contact us by calling (310) 914-3222 in Los Angeles, or (818) 787-1011 in Westlake Village, or by using our online contact form.

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