Ask a lawyer and get answers to your legal questions
Hello! I am a licensed attorney, admitted to practice in state and federal court. I have a nearly 100% satisfaction rating (click here for more info) so all that means is that you can count on me to help today. Because I want to provide you with the most accurate answer possible, do you mind if I take a moment to review your question?
Please keep in mind that our conversation does not include an attorney-client relationship and this is for general information purposes only.
I'm very sorry to hear about your situation. I want to be able to help. What specific questions did you have for me regarding this?
i can understand. Attorneys often use scare tactics to get people to do or not do things. I've done it myself in the past, but keep in mind that it is the law, not the individual attorney, that determines whether justice can be served. Before I continue though, could you explain to me whether a judge has already determined guardianship?
I'm so sorry to hear about your situation. One of the things that you should consider is think about what the court is going to require in this situation. Generally, in your state, the court is going to take into consideration what the GAL says, but they are also going to take into consideration whether your mother even needs someone to take care of her. This means that they will ask her questions, if they haven't already, and also conduct an investigation to determine whether you're fit to serve as a guardian. So basically, you can look at it as who is going to be the best person to provide for the health and welfare of your mother. It's a factual issue and it'll be up to the court, but the more you think like the court the better. What other questions did you have for me?