I just learned that my grandmother, who is nearing death, named me co-guardian of my mentally disabled aunt. The other co-guardian is her other grandson, my cousin. I had no knowledge my grandmother had done this and do not wish to serve as guardian of my aunt. Apparently, my grandmother wrote a will in 2006 that identified my cousin and I as co-guardians of my aunt, though no one in my family knew of this.
As my grandmother is on her death bed (and the family has already begun arguing over matters), I do not believe there is much point in challenging her with this now. I am sure she thought she was doing the right thing at the time. However, as I said, I do not want to be guardian.
I have to imagine that without my consent, this guardianship is not legally binding. Any assistance you can provide as to what I should do to ensure I do not become a guardian of my aunt is most appreciated.
PS - I don't mean to sound so callous regarding caring for my aunt, however in this particular situation I think either other family members or the state will be able to provide more appropriate care for her than me.
Thank you -