'She’s in very good care': Judge confirms Jay Leno 'fit' to serve as conservator of his wife Mavis amid her dementia diagnosis

'She’s in very good care': Judge confirms Jay Leno 'fit' to serve as conservator of his wife Mavis amid her dementia diagnosis
Jay Leno is granted conservatorship of his wife Mavis Leno (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Jay Leno has been granted conservatorship of his wife Mavis Leno, following her dementia diagnosis.

On Tuesday, April 9, Mavis's lawyer said during a hearing at Los Angeles County Superior Court that she was "in agreement" with the conservatorship Jay filed.

MALIBU, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 08:  Jay Leno and Mavis Leno attend the private unveiling of the Meyers
Jay Leno's wife Mavis Leno has been diagnosed with 'advanced dementia' (Getty Images)

Judge thinks Mavis Leno is 'in the least restrictive environment' with Jay Leno

The lawyer further stated that Mavis is "receiving excellent care with her husband, Mr Leno.”

Agreeing with the statement, the judge said, "I think she’s in the least restrictive environment. I think she’s in very good care with Mr Leno."

“Everything you’re doing is right,” the judge told Jay and acknowledged, “I totally understand this is a difficult period.”

She stated that Mavis does "consent" to the conservatorship filed on January 26 and confirmed Jay is "fit" to serve as her conservator.

The former 'Tonight Show' host noted that he is currently in the process of estate planning and he is looking at Mavis' will.


 
 
 
 
 
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The assets will not be subject to dispute under the conservatorship as they are considered common property.

Mavis Leno 'sometimes does not know' husband Jay Leno amid dementia battle

Jay filed for conservatorship for his 77-year-old wife of over four decades as he revealed in January that she had been diagnosed with “advanced dementia."

He shared that the petition was filed to set up a living trust for his wife to ensure her financial stability and future care in the event of his death.

Mavis' court-appointed counsel, Ronald Ostrin recently filed a new report regarding the conservatorship petition.

According to People, the report noted that Mavis "does not object” but rather “consents” to Jay's conservatorship.


 
 
 
 
 
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Mavis' neurologist, Dr Hart Cohen stated that Jay is "such a nice man and treats [Mavis] like gold."

Ostrin noted that Jay is "a standup guy" whose "private persona matches the public persona he projects."

In the update on her health, Ostrin revealed that she "sometimes does not know her husband, Jay, nor her date of birth."

As per the report, Mavis “has a lot of disorientation, will ruminate about her parents who have both passed and her mother who died about 20 years ago."

Ostrin described her as a "delightful person" with a "charming personality."

The relationship of Jay and Mavis, who have been married since 1980 was described as “long-term, loving and supportive,” as she sees him as “her protector and she trusts him," according to the report.

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