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Question How To Become A Guardian??? - April 30th 2014, 12:45 PM

I just quit my job, I worked with adults with special needs. One of the adults I assisted has a not-so-great guardian. The guardian isn't bad, she just doesn't involve herself with the person I'm talking about. I would LOVE to become their guardian. I understand I would have to go through the courts and such. I still have a few questions.

How much should I estimate spending on attempting to become this person's guardian?

What is the process like? And how long does it take?

Anything else anyone thinks I should know?

BTW, I live in Michigan.
   
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Re: How To Become A Guardian??? - May 1st 2014, 07:03 PM

Hi,

I'm not sure exactly what the process would be. i'm thinking though the length of the process and how the process works would depend on your specific situation and why you would like to become this person's guardian. I also am unsure of the costs associated with this because you may receive assistance to help with medical payments or you may not depending on what financial set up this person has and how much medical care they require, if any. Also, another thing to keep in mind is that you may or may not be able to become this person's guardian. If they are being well taken care of and do not want to have you as their guardian and are capable of such a choice, then the person can deny your attempt to care for them. If the guardian they have currently is treating them well emotionally, physically and if they are not being neglected or abused in any way, then there would really be no point in you involving yourself in the legal process.
I'm sorry if this is not of much help to you, I just believe that it would be best for your to talk to a lawyer or another legal professional for more specifics on what you can do. If you research online, you can find people in your area that work with these types of situations.
Hopefully this helps and that things goes well.


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