Conservatorships | Probate

When you have the responsibility for handling someone else's assets and affairs either before or after death of that person, it is smart to consult with a lawyer experienced in matters such as:

  • Trust administration
  • Conservatorships
  • Probate
  • Elder law
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Advance health care directive

Your loved one may have done their best to put an estate plan in place while still able to make sound decisions regarding management of assets. Nonetheless, the time may have come when they are unable to care for themselves or manage his or her finances. A conservatorship may be the answer.

To avoid uncertainly, delays or mistakes, consult with The Law Offices of John C. Barlow in Simi Valley. I can expedite the conservatorship process for you if time is of the essence.

Probate And Estate Administration

After your loved one's life has ended, if you are the executor or executrix (personal representative), you will likely need help to take the estate through probate. The probate process can be long and expensive, but an experienced estate administration lawyer can help you minimize the costs and maximize the benefits to your family. If a dispute arises regarding probate or administration of the estate, I can protect your rights through litigation.

Contact Us

Having handled thousands of estate planning and estate administration cases in California, I know how you and your family member can manage and protect assets through the use of wills, trusts and other estate planning options. I have also seen many cases in which family members had to take over finances through a conservatorship. I can evaluate your case and help you determine if this is your only option now.

Located down the street from the Simi Valley court house, my Ventura County law offices are open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. I also offer home, hospital and after hours visits by appointment. Contact me today for a free initial consultation regarding your estate planning and administration concerns.