Adult contested guardianship can occur when a parent losses the ability to make decisions for her health and/or her financial well-being.
Is There a Need for a Guardian?
Having a properly executed financial power of attorney and advance directive can certainly avoid the need for guardianship in many instances. But, what happens if the financial power of attorney holder or the health care agent abuses his/her role as agent? What happens if a new financial power of attorney or advance directive is created under circumstances where the validity of the document is questionable? One possible, and most likely scenario, involves invoking court oversight by filing a petition for guardianship. The guardianship process can be complex and may not be the appropriate route for all circumstances.
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