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Guardianship in Montgomery County, PA

Posted on Sun Mar 20, 2022, on Guardianship

Guardianship in Montgomery County, PA From Our “Ask a Question,” Mailbag: “My son lives in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, is an adult who has Down Syndrome, and needs a guardian; how does Guardianship in Montgomery County, PA work?”. How Does Guardianship in Montgomery County, PA Work? Do you have a loved one […]

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Guardianship in Philadelphia

Posted on Wed Feb 16, 2022, on Guardianship

Guardianship in Philadelphia From Our “Ask a Question,” Mailbag: “My son lives in Philadelphia, is diagnosed with schizophrenia, and needs a guardian; how does Guardianship in Philadelphia work?” How Does Guardianship in Philadelphia Work? Do you have a loved one who cannot make decisions because of a mental condition? Guardianship is […]

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The Pennsylvania Guardianship Process – How to Prevent Abuse of Power

Posted on Tue Oct 6, 2015, on Guardianship

From our “Ask a Question” mailbag: My sister suffers from mental illness, and is currently so depressed she cannot get out of bed. She is a smart woman and has a house and plenty of savings. Our brother is a parasite, and has filed a petition to have her declared incapacitated so he can be put in charge of her money. I am sure he will steal her money if he is given the chance. What can I do?

The Guardianship process in Pennsylvania gives all interested parties the chance to bring to the court’s attention concerns about the incapacitated person and the security of their assets. You, as an interested person, have the right to retain an attorney who is experienced in Guardianship hearings to bring your concerns to the court’s attention.

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Definition of Family – Grandparents Seeking Visitation

Posted on Wed Apr 16, 2014, on Guardianship

It was not long ago when the definition of a family, and to whom a court would allow visitation to minor children, was simple; biological mother and biological father. Then times changed.

If you are reading this article, it is possible that by the time your issue appears before a magistrate or judge the rules in your county will have changed from what they are today. The rules, like the definition of family, are changing.

Reading the facts and the decision in Arrington v. Thrash , from the Mississippi Court of Appeals allow you to see the law change before your eyes. The court ruled that the facts and circumstances in that case justified an award of grandparent visitation comparable to that which would have been given to a noncustodial parent. The court reasoned that this decision was in the best interest of the minor child.

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