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What’s the Difference Between a Guardian and a Conservator?

Conservators have been in the news lately, with singer Britney Spears pushing back in court against her father’s 13-year conservatorship over her. Many of the people standing outside the courthouse waving “FREE BRITNEY” signs have only a vague… Read More
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Responding to Elder Abuse in Michigan

Learning that an older family member is being mistreated is a gut-wrenching experience. At first, as with many other types of abuse, you may not want to believe it, especially if the abuser was someone who was supposed to be caring for and protecting… Read More
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Can a Guardian Sign a DNR…

Can a Guardian Sign a DNR for a Ward?

Thinking about serious illness and life-saving measures that might be taken in a crisis is never pleasant. Unfortunately, with the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, many of us have been confronted with images of how painful life-saving measures can… Read More
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What Authority Does a Leg…

What Authority Does a Legal Guardian Have in Michigan?

If you are considering seeking guardianship of a loved one, you have almost certainly not come to this decision point easily. Particularly if that loved one is an older relative who is suffering from dementia, you may have spent months wrestling with… Read More
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What is a Guardian?

In Michigan, the need for guardianship is growing as the numbers of aging adults with diminished capacity increase. In this blog post, I explain what a guardian does, as well as a guardian’s powers and limitations. What is a Guardian? A guardia… Read More
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Alcohol Use Disorder in Elder Adults

Alcohol Abuse in Elders By 2030, one-third of the U.S. population will be age 55 or older. There is no reason why elder adults should not be able to drink responsibly as they age. However, excessive alcohol abuse, known as Alcohol Abuse Disorder (AUD… Read More
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A Simple Guide To Filing For An Adult Guardianship In Michigan

What is Adult Guardianship? Filing for an adult Guardianship can appear daunting at first. However, with some simple guideline, the process can be straightforward. A Guardianship allows a person to make medical and placement decisions for another per… Read More
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