ADULT GUARDIANSHIP – HOW IS A GUARDIAN APPOINTED FOR A PARENT WITH DEMENTIA?

ADULT GUARDIANSHIP – STARTING THE PROCESS The person seeking the appointment of a guardianship files a petition with the probate court where the incapacitated person lives. The petition usually includes medical affidavits and sworn statements from medical professionals about the person’s incapacity, and identifies the person who wishes to be named guardian. The precise procedure varies … Read more

HEALTH CARE PROXY – WHAT LEGAL DOCUMENTS DO 18-YEAR-OLD STUDENTS NEED?

HEALTH CARE PROXY – PARENTS OF COLLEGE STUDENTS: DO NOT AUTOMATICALLY HAVE AUTHORITY OVER ADULT CHILDREN. Preparing for college means more than just packing clothes. Consider having them sign two legal documents essential for young college bound students; a HIPAA Release and a Health Care Proxy. The HIPAA release, or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability … Read more

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