What Does it Mean to Become a Guardian?

Depending on your personal circumstances, you may one day find yourself becoming the legal guardian of someone you love. When this occurs, you may be burdened with sudden legal and financial responsibilities you were not prepared for. But what exactly does it mean to...

How Can You Avoid Needing a Guardianship?

In the event that a loved one becomes unable to care for themselves, you may need to get a legal guardianship for them. However, this situation is not an absolute certainty, and with the right preparation, you may avoid the need for a guardianship entirely. But how...

Who Can Become a Guardian, and How Do You Become One?

If you have a loved one that cannot, for one reason or another, care for themselves, you may need to seek a guardianship to ensure they are taken care of. However, many people hesitate at seeking a guardianship, in part because they do not know if they are qualified...

How Does the Court Decide Who Becomes a Guardian?

The responsibility of becoming a loved one’s legal guardian is enormous, but even more confusing to some people is how they become a guardian in the first place. You can make the application to the court to become someone’s guardian, but the court may decide to pick...
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