The Public Administrator manages estates and makes final arrangements for Sacramento County residents who die without a will or any known relatives able or willing to act on the decedent's behalf to manage and resolve the estate. Working through appropriate methods of probate, the Public Administrator manages the estate until proper distribution is completed.
The Public Guardian provides guardianship assistance for the estate of a minor when the estate assets are considered substantial and the parents are not available. However, conservatorship for the minor is not provided. Guardianships may be terminated when the ward reaches the age of majority, upon the death of the ward, or by court order.
The Public Conservator arranges for the personal care of an individual or the management of his or her financial affairs. Working under appointment by the court, a conservator may be assigned to either a person or an estate, or both.
The conservator of a person arranges for:
The conservator of an estate:
There are two units within the office of the Public Conservator: Our LPS (Lanterman, Petris, Short Act) Unit assists those who are:
Our Probate Unit provides a conservator when a person is:
The Public Guardian and Conservator provide services to Sacramento County residents. The Public Administrator manages the estates and makes final arrangements of deceased individuals who were Sacramento County residents.
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