When Is It Time To Appoint A Guardian?

When an older person loses the ability to make decisions, then it may be time to consider appointing a legal guardian or conservator. Usually, a family member or friend is available to act in one of these roles. If no one is available to assume this responsibility, there are several programs across the state that may be of help.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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