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I totally understand what you mean by the additional comment.
I also wondered if NC gives any protection to the guardian against legal/financial
issues. We were told my someone that we could have estate/person/general guardianship without being personally responsible.
We also began to realize that if we take responsibility and allow him home social services basically drops out of picture if he tells them to go away and he is our resposibility. We can not manage him any longer and are somewhat fearful of his threathening behavior. He also manipulates us due to our love for him. Causes GREAT conflict in our marriage in that I am tough love and my husband is NOT.
So does this mean that you are protected in NC against the consequences that you mentioned in your first comment? This is rather confusing...I had already realized that if we take responsibility the state goes out of picturesomewhat for us to others who are in more dire need. We are have had a problem finding the services Steve needs such as a supported living home without social services help to do so. There does not seem to be a way for parents of adults to step in due to the government privacy laws so we are FORCED to throw our son to the mercy of the "system" even though we would prefer to manage him ourselves with more personal knowledge of his needs.
I am sorry this is taking so long..on top of son's chaos our daughter had 1st baby at 6pm last night.
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