In California, there is a new breed of entrepreneurs called professional fiduciaries. Many of them are conserving our elderly out from under family members and courts prefer them. However, when you give a stranger control of trusts and a vulnerable elderly person's assets, they begin a campaign of discrediting and alienating family from the elder to obtain control, money, and tangible assets. This is happening to my mom and courts are too overwhelmed with cases and lacking staff to monitor conservators and because they are licensed, judges prefer them. The last charges for the conservator and his attorney came to 17% of the estate's worth, yet the conservator simply delegates work out to CPA's, Investment Brokers, attorneys, bookkeepers, CNA's etc. and they always sell the conservatee's home without informing family and at half market value to sell fast before family finds out. Mom's conservator has not taken her to the dentist, bought her clothes, had her hair done, in almost two years and he has separated her from her dog. Further, he tells the facility he put her in not to inform family members of how she is and he does not respond to our questions so we have no idea where or how mom is currently, as he moved her again recently. Do you know that Conservators do not have to inform relatives that the conservatee has passed for 90 days? How do they work in benefit of their conserved when they will not speak with family to even find out who the conservatee is and their preferences before they were stricken voiceless from illness such as Alzheimer. Protect you loved ones from conservatorships with iron-clad Trusts, Durable Power of Attorney, Will, etc and keep the control out of the hands of the court and professional fiduciaries. I would like to hear from other family members going through similar experiences so we may share our strengths and hopes for a better life for our loved ones.