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How can I become Guardian instead of DSS?

DSS is considered the guardian of last resort.  That said, the Court will take into consideration the best interests of the Respondent/Ward (alleged incompetent person), and do what they feel is necessary to protect the Respondent/Ward. The good news is that even if DSS is appointed guardian, we can likely work with DSS to convince […]

How is Guardianship different than Power of Attorney?

Most people notice the difference between Power of Attorney (“POA”) and Guardianship right before they decide to schedule a consultation.  They are surprised that their power of attorney document doesn’t give them the power that they originally expected.  In a nutshell, a POA is voluntary, and revocable, and Guardianship is court-ordered and not revocable. If I give […]