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How do I get conservatorship for my mentally ill mother?

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Dr. PERRY ZUCKERMAN
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: It takes time

It's an involved legal process.
Take her to a mental health clinic and they will evaluate and proceed if appropriate. If she won't go to the clinic, you may have to call your county's "psychiatric emergency response team" to come to her home to evaluate.

In brief: It takes time

It's an involved legal process.
Take her to a mental health clinic and they will evaluate and proceed if appropriate. If she won't go to the clinic, you may have to call your county's "psychiatric emergency response team" to come to her home to evaluate.
Dr. PERRY ZUCKERMAN
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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: See a lawyer

Hopefully, your mother is already under the care of a good physician, if you believe she is mentally ill.
In any event, you will need both medical and legal expertise to authorize a protective conservatorship, which is supposed to act in her best interests.

In brief: See a lawyer

Hopefully, your mother is already under the care of a good physician, if you believe she is mentally ill.
In any event, you will need both medical and legal expertise to authorize a protective conservatorship, which is supposed to act in her best interests.
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
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