When an individual has assets in his or her name alone and becomes incapacitated (example: from a stroke or heart attack), it may be necessary to appoint a family member, friend or professional to manage the individual’s financial affairs and to provide for personal care for the incapacitated person. This court procedure is called a conservatorship. Services include advising the Conservator of legal requirements, filing all necessary court documents and making all necessary court appearances. Conservatorship of the estate requires a fiduciary bond filed by the Conservator who must file period accountings that satisfy requirements of the California Probate Code. Conservatorship proceedings are typically commenced under stressful circumstances. Consequently, the key to minimizing stress to the family and proposed Conservatee is retaining a law firm that will timely provide excellent service at a reasonable cost.