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I am the parent of 2 adult disabled children. I am asked for guardianship papets yet an attorney told me as parent it was not required. Why is it required as i have taken care of them their whole lives. I am in Nevada

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Nevada

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

Yes....he told me i did not need one as i am the parent

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I would like to obtain power of attorney as guardianship has limitations

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Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 7 months ago
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Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 7 months ago

The reason you're asked for guardianship papers is that the guardian of adults is not always the parent.

Adults are presumed to be able to handle their own affairs and if they cannot there needs to be a guardian and by having guardianship papers it tells everyone that this specific person - you - can make decisions on their behalf.

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