The First Steps
The Court has entered a decree adjudicating your mother an incapacitated person and appointing you as plenary (permanent) guardian of her person and estate. Now your work as a guardian begins. The first steps in navigating these unchartered waters is to a take a deep breath and review the Court’s decree which sets forth, in part, your duties and responsibilities as guardian. Generally this decree will order you to file with the Court an inventory (a “financial snapshot”) regarding your mother’s assets; and to file a copy of your mother’s will (in a sealed envelope) within 90 days of the date of the decree.
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