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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...
What is Probate Court?

What is Probate Court?

Everyone over the age of 18 has an estate. Your estate is comprised of everything you own in addition to your minor children and pets. It’s crucial to make a plan for your estate before you die. Without a plan, your estate goes through a long court process known as...
How to Fund a Trust

How to Fund a Trust

Today many people are using a revocable living trust as the foundation of their estate plan. However, they make a big mistake that sends their assets and loved ones right into the court system: they fail to fund their trust. But how do you fund your trust? When...
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...