What is an Adult Guardianship?

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There are two primary types of adult guardians in Pennsylvania – a guardian of the person and a guardian of the estate. A guardian of the person is in charge of the health care decisions and living arrangements for of the individual. A guardian of the estate is in charge of the property management and […]

Guardianship Law Addresses Jurisdictional Disputes

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Guardianship proceedings to appoint a guardian for an incapacitated person often turn into battles between family members as to who will become the guardian.  In many of these disputes, one child files a petition to be appointed guardian of the incapacitated parent in Pennsylvania, while the other child starts a proceeding in New Jersey. In the […]

Legal Tools for Medical & Financial Decision Making

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Financial Management Tools THE FINANCIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY.  The Financial Power of Attorney is an invaluable tool for incapacitated persons and their caregivers. Using a Financial Power of Attorney, a person (the “principal”) delegates decision making authority to a trusted family member or other agent. A Financial Power of Attorney allows your financial affairs to […]