Linda Kincaid for the Examiner.com
Since 2008, professional fiduciary Laurie Jamison has hidden June Guinn, 88, from her family. Until a week ago, family say they did not know where June was hidden or if she was still alive. Thanks to the efforts of Modesto Police Department, June was located at a home in Modesto, California. Jamison continues to deny June any contact with her loved ones.
Probate Code 2352(b) states:
The conservator shall select the least restrictive appropriate residence, as described in Section 2352.5, that is available and necessary to meet the needs of the conservatee, and that is in the best interests of the conservatee.
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California’s Notice of Conservatee’s Rights instructs that a conservatee retains the right to “receive visits from family and friends.”
California’s Handbook for Conservators gives conservators specific guidance concerning visitation. Each conservator is required to have a copy of the Handbook.
When a person becomes a conservatee, he or she does not lose the right to visit with friends or family.
Do not isolate the conservatee by keeping friends or family away.
June’s daughters and grandson say Jamison ignored their repeated requests to learn where June resided, to visit with June, or to even speak to with June on the phone. In response to that isolation, the Court instructed: More