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Avoiding Guardianship

Avoiding GuardianshipWhat is a guardianship? A guardianship is usually defined as a protective legal proceeding for someone who is incapacitated and unable to manage his/her own affairs. Incapacitated means that the elder is no longer able to receive and evaluate information and communicate decisions. This usually applies to the ability to make financial decisions or care-related […]

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healthcare power of attorney

Health Care Power of Attorney

Health Care Power of AttorneyIf the time comes that you cannot make your own health care decisions, who will make them for you?In North Carolina, a Health Care Power of Attorney (“HCPOA”) allows you to give this authority to another person. By giving your permission ahead of time, you prevent disagreements between family members and […]

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