When Is Elder Guardianship Necessary?

Most people dealing with loved ones suffering from dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, will reach a point when they know their loved one is no longer able to make safe decisions for themselves. This is the point when appointing a guardian becomes imperative for the family. When someone has legal guardianship, they can make decisions […]

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How to Obtain Guardianship of a Parent in North Carolina

Parental guardianship is a legal process where the court determines an individual is not capable of making decisions and needs protection. The elderly parent may have issues deciding on appropriate food and shelter, making decisions about medical treatments, or has a cognitive deficit leading to forgetfulness and making unsafe decisions.  If the NC court decides […]

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Legal Guardianship and the Elderly

What is Guardianship? Guardianship is a legal protective proceeding that appoints a person or a public entity to make decisions for a person who is unable to make sound decisions for themselves or manage their own affairs. These proceedings are typically carried out through probate court and effectively remove the rights of the individual, or […]

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Naming a Guardian for Your Child

A good time to begin creating an estate plan is after the birth of a child. Having an estate plan allows you to nominate a guardian for your child in your Will, which gives you some say in the naming of a guardian. Without this document, the court will lack guidance from you when it […]

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Guardianship for Elderly Parents

North Carolina Guardianships for Elderly Parents What do you do when your parents need a guardian appointed? It is not an easy matter to make the decision to have a guardian appointed for your parents. As parents age, they lose abilities, but not usually all at once. It will likely be a gradual decline, and […]

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