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  • Writer's pictureJohn Zenir

Adult guardianship

Updated: Mar 24, 2022

You may wonder if its time for your lovesome to have special care. or maybe if its time for you to have special care. we try to give you some guide here.

Adult guardianship. Nurse playing chess with an elder man.
Adult guardianship

“Old age is not a desease. It is a strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.” -Maggie Kuhn.

Adult guardianship usually happens in what is called an Article 81 proceeding, and it's a proceeding that seeks to appoint a person to be in charge of the adult. Frequently, the person who's in charge of the adult is a spouse where the other spouse has had a stroke or in some way become debilitated, and therefore, they need someone to care for or be the guardian of their property and personal needs. Those are the people who need one.

There are two types of guardians in these Article 81 cases; one is the guardian of the person, and the other is the guardian or the person in charge of property management. In each case, the guardian who's appointed now goes ahead and takes care of either the personal needs or the property management of the person who is in need of a guardian, and, sometimes, they take care of both.

Frequently, they take care of both, and the responsibilities are to make sure all of the basic needs of the person who's incapacitated are met, and then periodically, generally once a year, they must report to the court as to the status of the person and also the finances that the person has, what has been done with it.

Are there alternatives?

Another alternative under a different segment on the law where someone has been born or during the course of their childhood has become permanently disabled, and that's under a different section of the law, where a child at that point is usually or frequently receiving significant help from Social Services, or other charitable entities who take care of people with permanent disabilities.

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