Probate conservatorship proceedings in California, a judge appoints a conservator to care for another adult who cannot care for him/herself or his/her finances. Attorneys are increasingly turning to forensic neuropsychologists to help understand the scientific evidence involved in these complicated cases. A qualified capacity expert can help make assessments, testify in court, and assist investigations during probate conservatorship cases.
Dr. Wood is retained by a number of counties in California to consult on issues of probate conservatorship. Additionally, she possesses experience with a well-rounded mix of cases including contested conservatorship, elder fraud, death penalty competency, and more.
In addition to her responsibilities as a professor of psychology, Dr. Wood conducts statewide training for California Adult Protective Services on topics like probate conservatorship.
Dr. Wood is a nationally-recognized expert on topics like probate conservatorship. She served as Lead Editor and a major contributor to the American Bar Association and American Psychology Association’s handbook on assessing older adults with diminished capacity.