My brother and sister are going to petition for guardianship of my dad who was found incompetent. My Mother is his full time caregiver. They are going to the lawyer on Tuesday to begin the process. I have been reading about the experience others have had with this and there are so many horror stories it has me pretty scared.
There are a few things in particular that I find alarming. From what I can gather if my siblings become guardians they would have the right to say who can and cannot see my Dad. They would be the only people with legal access to my Dads medical records and they would control everything about him including end of life decisions, where he lives and financial affairs. I'm fine with them controlling his finances but the other issues I would like a voice in. Is it possible for me to have them specify that they could not keep family members from seeing my Dad? Or that Mom and I would have some say in his care and living situation? I hear that the powers of guardianship can be limited but how? Finally can more than two people share guardianship?