There are approximately 1,500 elderly and incapacitated adults whose lives and finances are overseen by Santa Clara County’s probate court. A recently concluded six-month Mercury News investigation found a small group of the county’s court-appointed personal and estate managers are handing out costly and questionable bills — and charging even more if they are challenged. (Full article: http://bit.ly/QJIURm)
Reportedly, Santa Clara County judges are taking this investigation seriously, and will be making changes within a matter of weeks. To help you understand how a conservatorship can get costly, we included a chart below, which was graciously provided to us by Karen de Sá and Doug Griswold at the Mercury News. You can click on the chart to make it larger.
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