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Mother obtains guardianship of mentally disabled children

People with developmental disabilities oftentimes do not have the capacity to fully take care of themselves. Many times this is due to diminished mental capacities which are so severe that they are not able to function and make decisions for themselves like other adults in Maryland or any other state. This is why one woman has decided to apply for legal guardianship of her two children.

Parents and those with a guardianship protect from identity theft

Identity theft is an increasingly common and prominent crime. While most adults are aware of the challenge of protecting themselves against it, few are aware that the main threat can be to their children and others they have a responsibility to protect. Identity theft against adults is a common problem in Maryland and elsewhere, but it does not compare to the threat to those who are minors or have a legal guardianship established over them.

Maryland guardianship decisions should be made prior to illnesses

Maryland families may have to face the eventuality that a loved one may need guardianship. Whether it's for illness or mental problems, sometimes people become unable to manage their own affairs, requiring that someone else step in and help. Such is the case in a heart-wrenching incident that has made headlines around the nation. One woman's father has stepped in and is seeking guardianship of his daughter, who is suffering from a terminal illness.

Mother, wife fight for guardianship rights

Traditionally, guardianships or conservatorships are considered by Maryland residents in relation to the aging population. These important mechanisms may also be used to manage the assets of a mentally impaired individual or someone who cannot maintain control of their assets. One such example of a guardianship being sought is that of a wealthy philanthropist who has received media attention lately after his disappearance.

Zsa Zsa Gabor's daughter seeks guardianship

In Maryland and elsewhere, as a person approaches their later years, he or she may no longer be able to make fully informed decisions on even their most basic needs. However, the law fortunately allows the creation of a guardianship, which is a court-created legal vehicle that allows someone else, such as a child or spouse, to take care of the ailing individual. In some cases, though, a person may run into friction with others as they seek the creation of a guardianship.

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