Conservatees entitled to counsel upon communicating their wish to terminate conservatorship.

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09/30/2022, Legislation, Guardianship/Conservatorship of Adults - Protected Person

As the result of a law enacted in 2022, the court is required to appoint counsel for a conservatee upon receiving a communication from the conservatee that they wish to terminate the conservatorship, and the court shall schedule a hearing on the matter if either of the two following conditions are met:


(a) There has not been a hearing for the termination of the conservatorship within the 12 months preceding the communication from the conservatee.
(b) The court believes there is good cause to set a hearing for the termination of the conservatorship.

Cite: Cal. Prob. Code ยง 1861.5

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no