Can A Convicted Felon Be the Guardian Of His Parents?

 

 

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Can a convicted felon be the guardian of his parents? The answer is no, he can not. What are they to do? There's any number of professional guardians that the court can appoint that do this on a regular basis. I guess I'm answering the question, I don't know quite how to elaborate, but guardianships are certainly an expensive and not very good procedure.


So I would hope that, folks, if you are a convicted felon you can urge your folks to possibly set up a trust or some other arrangement. Do some estate planning in order to provide for whom they would like to take care of their money. And then, as far as a healthcare surrogate, as far as making healthcare decisions for them.


They can also sign what they call a pre-need guardian form, which would not ... Even thought they designate a convicted felon, that you would not be able to serve, but maybe some alternate so they will control who their guardian would be.


With guardians, there's a guarding of the person who is the one that makes decisions as far as the person who is referred to as a ward, as far as healthcare decisions, medical treatment, making sure that they're taken care of.


Then you have the guardian of the property. And that's the person who takes care of paying the bills, investing the money, and being sure that they money is used, is required in the guardianship to file annual accountings. And the guarding the person has to file an annual plan that says how the ward is doing and what arrangements have been made for the ward.




If you have any questions, I have Erica [Munns 00:02:08] with my office, who works in guardianships and would be glad to talk to you about a guardianship for your, for anyone for that matter, and go through what's involved in the process. Give myself a call or Erica Munns at 727-847-2288.