How do I remove a petition to gain guardianship?

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Parents retained a lawyer, and while I've always been fine helping them with appointments...etc I do NOT want to fight this battle. Adult protective services asked us to intervene. The police were being called, they are violent toward each other and both have been diagnosed by a licensed psychologist with dementia. Their attorney has requested (interrogatories) from us and while I have nothing to hide, I again.....do NOT have it in me to fight to gain guardianship of them. Nor do I want to deal with the years of paranoia and hostility that I'm sure will follow.

I'd like to remove my petition, court date isn't until March. But, will I be held liable for attorney's fees and other cost (above and beyond the initial fee to file the petition) because I'm withdrawing my request?

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Yes, in my state you don't need an attorney. With the backing of APS and all the records, doctors statements....etc I guess I was naive in thinking it would be a simple process. My mistake......obviously. The Probate court clerk told us people file their own all the time.
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If it were me I would call APS AND the probate court just to cover my hind end - tell whomever at probate you are out of it and if APS proceeds it is without your participation. Make sure to document who you speak with, time, date etc both with APS and probate. Assuming APS will take your name out of it and notify the appropriate people is chancing being left on the hook for something. You know the old saying about "If you want something done right..." But that's just me and I admit I can be overly cautious when it comes to stuff like this. But then there's that other saying "Better safe than sorry".
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You did this without your own attorney? Call APS in the morning instead of the court. Ask them to take over from this point. Let it go forward without you.
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The petition has NOT been approved. The paperwork was filed and notices were sent out but then my parents retained the lawyer. We filed the paperwork with the Probate Court (in this state you do not need a lawyer). We were encouraged to do this by Adult Protective Services (they were called out quite a bit on my parents) and also the Sheriffs office has been out numerous times and encouraged us to pursue some sort of POA or Guardianship.

Their lawyer sent us a list of Interrogatories and, of course, now I would need a lawyer for these. When we filed we had the support of other family and authorities.....and felt comfortable filing the paperwork through Probate. However, I do NOT feel comfortable answering the lawyers paperwork or want to expend any more of my own finances for an attorney.

I will call the Probate court tomorrow morning, just wasn't familiar with the process of ending the petition.
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If your parents retained the lawyer.. why would you have to pay? Or did you agree to pursue guardianship? Bail now if you did, pay what you owe and get on with your life.
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You have petition the court to appoint a Guardian. It does not have to be you and probably won't be. Yes, you are already liable for your attorney's fees and court costs. Let it move forward.
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