Q: I have filed for conservatorship of My disabled brother. Inland regional center is fighting it. Why isn’t family better?
He is currently in a adult care home, developmentally disables, he is a client of inland regional center, they are saying that they take good care of him and a conservator is not needed. Isn’t family a better option than being a ward of the county?
A: Family is not automatically better. Some families are horrible. Some families are very good. It is always decided case-by-case. If the Regional Center is fighting your request, I would not fight them alone. You need documentation why your family can take better care of him than they can. The documentation must be filed with your paperwork. You can't just walk into the courtroom and verbally say that family is better. You need to be prepared. Everything you want to say verbally must be put in writing. It must be done in the proper way. There are time deadlines to file papers. You need help to make sure that you do it right.
Nima Sabeti agrees with this answer
A: Not necessarily. In cases of development disability the regional center may be legally required to make a recommendation as to conservatorship. You may want to speak with a lawyer to determine how you can get conservatorship of your brother.
Nima Sabeti | Attorney
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