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Disability Rights and Resources

Disability Rights and Resources

Often, people with disabilities struggle to gain independence from a guardian or a limiting type of living situation. Well-meaning family and friends may make the situation worse by thinking they know what is best for a disabled adult. Because we all deserve our...
Legal Guardianship Answers

Legal Guardianship Answers

As a legal guardian, you are responsible for the care of another. If the person is an adult, these needs include day-to-day, healthcare needs, and financial or home responsibilities. Often, when an adult becomes disabled somehow, a judge appoints a legal guardian to...
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 a “guardian ad litem,” usually an attorney, to represent the interests of the individual. This...
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...