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Understanding Guardianships: What if there is no guardian available? Won’t DFCS be named as the guardian?

We often hear from healthcare professionals and long-term care providers who are concerned about incapacitated individuals needing a guardian and having no family or friends available to help them. What happens when an adult can no longer make his/her own decisions but there is no…

Understanding Guardianships: Who can file for guardianships? Must an attorney be involved?

In most situations, Georgia requires that two people file for guardianship. This can be any two persons who will swear to the facts in the petition, or any one person along with a physician’s, licensed clinical social worker’s, or psychologist’s affidavit stating that he or…