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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Minnesota Guardianship – What Is a Court Visitor?

A Minnesota Guardianship Lawyer Explains the Role of a Court Visitor in Guardianship Proceedings In order to assist with understanding how this may work, let’s use a hypothetical. Your aging father has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. He doesn’t have a Health Care Directive and he no longer has the capacity to sign one. You come…

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Do I Really Need Advance Directives for Health Care?

Many people are confused by advance directives. They are unsure what type of directives are out there, and whether they even need directives at all, especially if they are young. There are several types of advance directives. One is a living will, which communicates what type of life support and medical treatments, such as ventilators…

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