Attorney James Stout is Orange County’s foremost attorney in elder abuse cases.
James Stout is a California licensed nursing home administrator and has completed the Residential Care for the Elderly Administrator Certification Program. The Stout Law Firm provides rigorous representation to protect loved ones and to defend those who are falsely accused of abuse. The most common types of abuse are:
- Financial Elder Abuse
- Physical Elder Abuse
- Elder Law
- Caregiver Fraud
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Personal Injury
- Insurance Fraud
- Financial Fraud
- Banking Fraud
- False accusations of abuse
You or someone you trust has been appointed conservator by a probate court judge. A conservator is an individual or organization chosen to protect and manage the personal care or finances—or both—of a person who has been found by a judge or a jury to be unable to manage his or her own affairs. That person is called the conservatee. There are all kinds of conservatees.
Many are elderly people, and some are younger people with temporary or permanent mental or physical disabilities. They come from all walks of life and many cultures. What they have in common is that they are human beings who need help to live the best life possible. Some conservatees can no longer shop for food or cook; others need help bathing and dressing. Some need medical care or help cleaning the house. Others can’t drive and need help getting around. Some conservatees are isolated and need social activities and contact with other people.
Just as there are many kinds of conservatees, there are many kinds of conservators.
What conservators have in common is their willingness to help someone who needs
assistance in making his or her way in the world. A conservator might be the conservatee’s wife, husband, domestic partner, daughter, son, mother, father, brother, sister, other relative, or friend. If there is no suitable relative or friend who is willing or able to serve, the conservator might be a professional fiduciary or a county agency called a public guardian or public conservator.