Understanding North Carolina Guardianship Law

Are you currently considering guardianship for a parent or other elderly loved one? If so, you are undoubtedly experiencing the emotional heartache that goes along with the realization that your loved one may need a guardian. Like most people in your position, you are likely experiencing feelings of guilt at the idea of taking away your parent’s freedom and independence; however, try to …  read more

What Is Guardianship?

No matter how old we get, we don’t seem to want to accept the fact that our parents are even older. More accurately, we don’t want to accept the fact that our parents might be suffering the physical and mental symptoms of old age. As a result, we often overlook some of those signs for as long as possible. While this may be understandable, it can also be dangerous. Ignoring the fact that …  read more

How Do I Petition for Guardianship in North Carolina?

As we age, so do our parents, grandparents, and other older loved ones. At some point, you may start to become concerned that one of these older loved ones has reached the point where a legal guardian is needed. It is rarely easy to make the decision to pursue guardianship over an elderly loved one because it often feels as though you are taking away the individual’s independence. Keep …  read more

Top 5 Signs It Is Time to Consider Adult Guardianship

For an adult child, one of the most heart wrenching things you will ever have to go through is watching your parent’s mental and physical health deteriorate. The strong and wise parent who taught you everything you know and protected you when you were a child has become vulnerable and incapable of caring for himself/herself. This can be emotionally traumatic for an adult child; however, …  read more

Can an Elder Law Attorney Help Me Pursue Guardianship?

The time may come at some point in your life when you realize your parent is showing signs of dementia or another type of incapacity. At that point, you will have to make a difficult decision. Do you step in and assert control over his/her affairs or do you stand back and hope things improve. If your parent is truly suffering from incapacity, the reality is that the situation will not …  read more

How Do I Petition for Guardianship of an Adult in North Carolina?

For an adult child, there are few things more emotionally devastating and draining than watching the natural aging process turn a parent back into a child. If you see signs of this happening to your parent, however, the worst thing you can do is ignore the situation. It will not get better. In fact, failing to intervene could result in serious physical harm to your parent or financial …  read more

How to Determine If Your Elderly Family Member Needs a Guardian

One of the most difficult decisions you will ever have to make in your lifetime is the decision to seek a guardian for a parent or other adult family member. Realizing that your loved one is no longer able to safely care for himself/herself is hard enough to accept. Deciding that you need to step in and seek guardianship over the individual can be downright heartbreaking. It often feels …  read more

When Your Aging Family Member Needs Help: Guardianship, Elder Law, and Your Legal Options

When people talk to us about the concerns they have about an aging family member, we often have to guide them through a variety of issues, including guardianship, incapacity planning, and other elder law-related topics. For many of these people, this is the first time they've spoken to a lawyer. The legal process itself can be intimidating and stressful, and be doubly so when you don't …  read more

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