The Guardianship Process

You worry about your parents. Lately, your dad seems more forgetful and confused. He is suddenly vulnerable and unable to care for his basic needs. Now what? Friends have told you to get a guardianship for him. What does that mean? In Minnesota, obtaining guardianship for a parent involves several steps. Please note a guardianship…

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How Do You Become a Guardian

How do you start a guardianship? You come home for the holidays and see your Dad in person for the first time since last year.  You notice he is forgetful, and you fear for his safety since he lives alone. A friend tells you to become his guardian? What does it mean to become a…

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What Is a Guardianship?

A Minnesota Guardianship Attorney Explains What Guardianship Means Under Minnesota law, a Guardianship is a process by which a Court appoints someone to act as the surrogate decision-maker for an incapacitated person. Why is Guardianship needed? A guardianship may be needed for two different scenarios. Care of a Minor Child. If the legal parents of a minor…

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What Is Guardianship?

Under certain circumstances, a court may act and appoint a person who will be tasked with making personal decisions for a person found to be incapable of making these decisions on their own. The appointed person is referred to as a “guardian.” The position they have taken on is referred to as a “guardianship.” What…

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