Guardianship Disputes: What Decisions Can the Court Make?
When the court appoints a guardian, disputes can arise between the ward, the guardian, friends, or family members. If you disagree about who the guardian should be or if a guardian is necessary in the first place, having a lawyer on your side can help you navigate the guardianship petition or appointment. Why Would a…Read More
Demystifying Guardianships for Incompetent Adults
By Stephanie R. Poston, Attorney I’ve often had a client tell me during our initial consultation that they are the guardian for someone else, yet when I ask for a copy of their Letters of Guardianship, they inevitably tell me that they don’t know what I’m talking about. So, what they meant was that they…Read More
Guardianship is the State’s process for addressing an individual’s financial and health care decisions when he is no longer able to do so himself. A guardianship proceeding begins when a petition is filed with the probate court, seeking to have someone declared incompetent. A jury or in some cases the probate judge (called the Clerk of…Read More