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Benjamin Franklin famously said that there are two things in life which are inevitable: death and taxes. While we may not be able to avoid death and taxes, there is another dreaded state which we can avoid: guardianship. As a recent guest on the radio show, Ask the Experts, we talked about issues surrounding guardianship.

Listen to the radio episode on issues surrounding guardianship here:

Listen here for Issues Surrounding Guardianship

Important guardianship topics covered in our discussion:

  • What is guardianship?
  • How does the court decide to place someone under guardianship?
  • If the Court does place me under guardianship, what rights would I lose?
  • Can the guardian do whatever they like? How would I be protected from someone running through my money?
  • Can anyone apply to become my guardian?
  • What if I need a guardian and there is no one who will serve?
  • Can I choose my guardian?
  • How long does a guardianship last?
  • Is there any way to avoid guardianship? So I can probably avoid guardianship and can name who I want to be my guardian if I cannot.


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Elder law attorney, Terry Garrett, is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is an Approved Guardianship Attorney. She assists people in elder law, estate and special needs planning, guardianship and settling estates. She graduated with honors from Cornell University. She was on the Dean’s List at Wharton Business School. She earned her J.D. at Columbia Law School, receiving the Parker Award and a Mellon Fellowship.


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