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Guardianship & Conservatorship

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Courts appoint guardians and conservators over children and adults when those people are unable to make their own decisions, and there is no other adequate alternate way for these decisions to be made.

CT lawyers frequently assist clients with obtaining guardianship and conservatorship over their loved ones. Sometimes those cases are easy “uncontested” matters, and sometimes they involve months or even years of litigation. We’re good with either – very good.

Deciding whether to impose court oversight in the life of an older adult can be particularly difficult. Balancing dignity with protection is never an easy balance to strike. We can explain the implications of these decisions.

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Adult Guardianship

Adult Guardianship: The New Divorce

March 5, 2013 | Doug Chalgian

Family conflicts have historically been the province of family law or divorce court. Now those same issues have become the meat and potatoes of the elder law practitioner and are being played out in p ...

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Only in Ann Arbor?

By Doug Chalgian on Aug 22, 2015

The first time I met my client was early one morning at the Starbucks on Main St. in Ann Arbor. He had flown in the night before, and I had driven down that morning from East Lansing. The Starbucks is a couple blocks from the Courthouse where we had...

The One Year Rule

By Doug Chalgian on Dec 21, 2012

The “one year rule” is something I developed counseling clients about adult guardianships, and specifically, when, and if, to file. It comes up in the following situations: Client is an adult child of a demented parent.  Parent is in situation...

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