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Disability Rights and Resources

Disability Rights and Resources

Individuals with disabilities often struggle to gain independence from a guardian or limiting living situation. Well-meaning family may worsen the situation by thinking they know what is best for a disabled adult. However, no matter the type of disability, we each...
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 an attorney to represent the interests of the individual. This attorney guardian ad litem is...