Monthly Archives February 2016

Powers of Attorney and Guardianships

Everyone should be aware that any individual over the age of 18 should have a valid General and Durable Power of Attorney as well as a Health Care Power of Attorney. Such documents can avoid the need for a future guardianship if you have incapacity issues. However, those persons who are not competent when they turn 18 years of age should have a guardianship prepared for them. Such persons could be suffering from developmental disabilities and the care taker should file for a guardianship of the person and guardianship of the estate to handle the health care decisions and the
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