Jay Leno files for conservatorship for wife Mavis who has dementia

Comedian Jay Leno is seeking to become conservator over his wife Mavis Leno’s affairs because she has dementia.

Leno filed court documents Friday to ask a family court judge to grant the conservatorship so he can structure a living trust and other estate plans to make sure that his 77-year-old wife has “managed assets sufficient to provide for her care” should he die before her, according to a copy of the petition filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

“Unfortunately, Mavis has been progressively losing capacity and orientation to space and time for several years,” the petition said. “Jay is fully capable of continuing support for Mavis’s physical and financial needs, as he has throughout their marriage.”

The filing said that her “current condition renders her incapable of executing the estate plan.” The court documents said she was being treated for “dementia and mood disorder.”

The couple has been married 43 years.

Leno, through a spokesperson, declined to comment on Saturday.