Don’t be an April Fool and Get Caught in the Guardianship Process


Last month we talked about the importance of establishing a power of attorney before it becomes necessary for the court to intervene and make decisions for your family. This month let’s look at what happens when guardianship must be decided on behalf of your loved one.

Sometimes guardianship is temporary, due to an emergency. Oftentimes, however, legal guardianship (by a family member) is sought after if a senior loved one has been diagnosed with some type of cognitive impairment such as dementia or Alzheimer’s and is unable to care for themselves.

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