My parent is starting to give things (property) away. I have an appointment with a geriatic lawyer to get gaurdianship. It won't go over well with the recipiant of the land grab, but the care giver is saying that a nursing home is in his near future. he will need those funds. I have a mother who is very healthy and entering dementia. I see 10-15 years of it in our future with her. The funds need to be there for her care as well. I would love to hand it to a gaurdian that none of us know, and hope they don't steal it away or over chage for their services. I get nothing, and would take nothing, although I expect a ton of grief. I do not think that there would be much more to it than what I am doing now. It would just stop him from giving away the estate before he is destitute. My advice from those that know me, say to conserve his money and be the gaurdian myself. But what does that open me up for? I can not afford legal services. Could I be sued? What is the down side of gaurdianship?