Challenging Guardianship

When an individual is no longer able to take care of their basic needs, it may be necessary for a loved one or other concerned party to ask a court to appoint a guardian to make decisions on their behalf.  Situations can arise, however, where a proposed ward disagrees and wishes to challenge this appointment. … Read More »

Supported Decision-Making v. Guardianship

As adults, we value our ability to make our own decisions about where we live, who provides our medical care, and how we want our treatment to be managed by our healthcare providers.   However, life circumstances may occur which can interfere with a person being able to make these choices independently. For instance, it may… Read More »

Becoming Your Parent’s Guardian

Sometimes as parents age there can be issues with their cognitive functioning which are so pervasive that they are no longer able to fully or adequately care for themselves.  This leaves adult children in the unenviable position of having to reverse roles with their parent and take on responsibility for their personal care decisions.  In… Read More »

Preparing for Incapacity

Preparing for Incapacity

No one is fully prepared to hear that their mental capacity is declining.  Depending on when a physician is consulted it may be that the patient is in the early stages of a mentally debilitating condition or their illness may be more advanced.  For others, it may be that their mental health is not diminished,… Read More »