I'm very sorry to hear of your dilemma.
Be very careful in deciding whether you want to be legally responsible for your son---either through a guardianship or a conservatorship---especially because he is non-compliant with his meds.
Once you are appointed by the court as his guardian----you take on certain legal obligations, as well as financial obligations, that you may not be physically, emotionally or financially prepared for. And it is a whole lot more difficult for you to get the court to allow you to relinquish control once you have it----because the court realizes that he then becomes the problem of the state.
Financial ruin is just one possible outcome for you. You can still help your son---if he is willing to allow you to do so---without the need for you to be legally appointed by the court. And if you are legally appointed and he resists, you will find yourself endlessly back in court seeking assistance, when the state system fails you.
You love your son, that is evident. However, you can do as much good without the burden of legal custody as you can with it.
Knowing the real risks, you must now make the decision---for all of you.
I wish you and your family the best in your futures.
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