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Temporary Guardianship: How Does it Work?

Temporary Guardianship: How Does it Work?

When individuals can no longer care for themselves, someone else can file a petition for guardianship. If necessary, the clerk of court will appoint a temporary guardian for the individual. A temporary guardianship only lasts until the clerk of court decides whether...
What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

If someone you love needs help to care for themselves, a court often must appoint a guardian. However, before the court can appoint a permanent guardian, it appoints an attorney to represent the interests of the individual. This attorney guardian ad litem is...
How To Get Guardianship Of A Parent

How To Get Guardianship Of A Parent

If you are a grown child of an aging parent who is starting to show signs of senility or dementia, you may wonder what the next step is. How will you get guardianship of your parent so that they get the care they need going forward? Almost 17% of our population in the...
Caregiver Burnout as a Guardian

Caregiver Burnout as a Guardian

If you are a caregiver guardian in a home with a parent or other disabled loved one, you may be wondering how to cope, but you are not alone. According to The National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, “Approximately 43.5 million caregivers have provided unpaid care...
How to Get Out of Legal Guardianship

How to Get Out of Legal Guardianship

A legal guardian to an adult who has been declared incompetent is a tough position. If you are struggling as a guardian, you are not alone. Taking on that level of financial and emotional responsibility is not a good fit for everyone.  Being a guardian is a serious...
What is Elder Exploitation?

What is Elder Exploitation?

Check out our Webinar Replay about the social and legal aspects of Elder Exploitation. Webinar Replay: Elder Exploitation According to NC law, elder exploitation is defined as  “the illegal or improper use of a disabled adult or his resources for another’s profit or...