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re: guardianship of spouse
04-19-2006 8:09 PM
Joined on 02-24-2006
First off, I would go to the probate court to ask your questions... but most likely you will be referred to an attorney. SHOP AROUND and don't get stuck with a *** like I did.
I am not an attorney. But in Ohio where I reside, the furthest a guardian can go is requesting an autopsy on the ward after that, I think the guardianship expires upon death.
What you can do is find out from the probate if she has been given personal AND estate guardianship. If she has been given personal, then the sister has all say in your wife's care-- she can however listen to your concerns and needs but she has the ultimate power to make the decisions I believe.
however, if she has also been given estate guardianship then you really need to find this out from the probate court because honey if your bills aren't being paid by your wife's fianances you can get seriously screwed by your creditors.
Who has the income? Your Wife or you or both? If the sister has estate guardianship, then she can control your wife's money to a certain point. But if you have your own income the sister can't touch it. However, by law there are rules when comes to governing the household.
Don't let the sister take you for a ride. Get to the probate court find out what if she has Personal and/or Estate Guardianship and find an attorney. You at this point need to know your legal rights and know when to foot your foot down.
Who said with you having a felony you couldn't be her guardian? The sister or an attorney? If the sister said this and lied, you can contest this in probate court.
Just another Guardian named Jill