If you don’t plan your estate, who will?

Our local probate court regularly appoints me to serve as an attorney ad litem in guardianship cases.  I normally see cases in which a family member is forced to seek to become the legal guardian for a parent who has become ill or infirm and is unable to care for themselves or take care of the business of daily life.  That’s where I come in, as the court-appointed representative of the ill or infirm person, who is often suffering from dementia.

It doesn’t have to be this way, though.  A little