A Primer on Guardianships – Part Two – Guardianship of the Person

By: David A. (Andy) Hall, Esq. – Elville and Associates – andy@elvilleassociates.com, 443-393-7696

Many times clients will come for an appointment with an elder law attorney because their spouse or parent is no longer able to communicate decisions about their health or person. This can be the result of a progressive condition such as Alzheimer’s disease, or from a sudden onset, such as a fall resulting in a traumatic brain injury (“TBI”). The consequence can be the same if the alleged disabled person (“ADP”) does not have a healthcare power of attorney (“POA”) or advance medical directive (“AMD”) in place. Many Americans do not have incapacity planning documents — which can result in a guardianship of the person situation…

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