My parent refuses to let me be guardian. Should I hire a lawyer to fight for guardianship?

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Absolutely not.
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THINK HARD WHAT YOU DID TO THEM, WHY SHOULD THEY TRUST YOU NOW
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I had guardianship for my dad and still have it for my mom. Think very hard before you go this route. It is not easy. They would not sign a power of attorney but I was doing the bills and making medical decisions. I asked my dad if I could be guardian and he said yes but then he got a letter from the court, a process server came out to tell him about the letter and read it to him, then the guardian ad lidem came out to talk to him. By that time he was totally suspicious and depressed and became very angry. He did not fight the guardianship but I think he was mad at me until he died. I only did it after both of them were diagnosed with dementia and my brother was sponging off of them.
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Punker - when they start losing it it's the only thing you can do so you can control their medical attention and monies correctly since they can no longer do it for themselves. If your mom is indeed suffering from Dementia either her doctors or a court will consider you for guardianship. If you already have guardian ship...how can she fight you? Gee I hope your mom is not Betty that is online in here...it would be too wierd.
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Guardianship can only be "given" by a judge/thru the legal system. No one "gives" guardianship to another wilingly. Are your parents legally competent to sign a POA? If not, then only the court system grant you or another individiual guardianship. It 's not that easy and you just don't "give" guardianship to another individual. It's a more difficult situation that just that. I am national certified guardian and a big advocate for GOOD GUARDIANS. Go to the National Guardianship Association website for rmore information. Being a guardian is a VERY difficult at times and is not easy. Think long and hard and do your homework. Good Luck!
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I have guardianship for my mom. She was not the problem. She understood that she could not handle money or decide what to do for my Dad. When my dad was real sick she just kind of froze and would not make any decision. She just kept saying that he would decide. (at the time he was seeing little men running around and though that i was his mother.) It took the doctors 10 days to get my dad conscious enough to agree to surgery. It was kind of like walking through rain drops. He was ok one minute and totally off the next so they just waited for the time when he was ok to get him to sign the papers for the operation. My dad was the one who was angry. After the quardian ad lidem came out to talk to them there was no question that they needed a guardian and since no one contested it - until after the court date -- and i had been doing it for 5 years already-- I was approved. I Really wish that I could have convince them to sign the power of attorney. I think that that is easier.
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