You may think it will never happen, but the day may come when you need to take charge of decision-making for someone you love: a child who has acquired a disability; or an aging parent who loses capacity.
Would you know what to do? What’s the process of becoming someone’s legal “guardian?” What if another family member disagrees and seeks to take that role instead? During this show, get the facts about guardianship.
Hosts Lou Pierro and Jacob Verchereau will talk about the thorny and often emotional path to court, where life-changing decisions are made about control of legal, financial and healthcare aspects for someone you care about. They’ll also discuss how to plan ahead to avoid a guardianship contest in the event you lose capacity. Guardianship can involve people from cradle to grave, and result in feuds when family members clash about the best care for mom, dad, or child. It’s a complex topic that can come at a time when you’re dealing with the emotional drain of caregiving, hiring an attorney, and understanding your options!
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