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My 83 year-old mother has dementia and has recently been diagnosed with colon cancer. Several years ago she listed my daughter as her guardian because she was living with my daughter and her children. Since then my daughter has moved to another country. I would like to know how I would get an emergency guardianship over my mother and her affairs? Time is crucial.
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Family Lawyer: LawTalk, Attorney and Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago
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Good afternoon,

I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. I have been a licensed CA attorney more than 30 years.

As your mother has dementia, she is not legally capable of participating in appointing you as her legal guardian and the only way you can get guardianship at this point would be to petition the local Probate Court in the county in which she resides and seek to be appointed as her legal guardian.

This can generally be done on an expedited basis if the medical condition of your mother is grave. You will almost certainly have to have a local Probate attorney handle this matter for you as expediting the process of acquiring legal guardianship is pretty complex and paperwork intensive---something that only a seasoned probate attorney is prepared for. Unfortunately, there is no other alternative.

You may reply back to me using the Reply link and I will be happy to continue to assist you until I am able to address your concerns, to your satisfaction.

Please be so kind as to rate my service to you. That is the only way I am credited for assisting you.

I wish you and yours the best in 2016,

Doug

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Family Lawyer: LawTalk, Attorney and Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago

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Thanks in advance,

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