The bill expands the duties of California courts with respect to conservatorships, though some reforms depend upon funding in future legislation. With a projected budget surplus, and keen public interest in the Britney Spears conservatorship, the Legislature appears likely to fund the implementation of AB 1194 in 2022.
For now, what provisions of AB 1194 are of primary interest to California conservatorship lawyers? If given an opportunity to “free” a “Britney,” should a lawyer jump at the chance to “Do Somethin’” or decline a project that could become “Toxic”? Though readers may “Hold It Against Me,” song titles “Sometimes” decorate our look at AB 1194.