Covington, GA asked in Elder Law for Michigan

Q: My dad has Alzheimer's and he got married while after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's now his wifewant to be guardian

I was just served with the papers on September 1st she file for guardianship on August 11th the court date is September 18th at 10:30 at in Detroit Michigan what can I do

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John Joseph Rizzo III
John Joseph Rizzo III
  • Elder Law Lawyer
  • Traverse City, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: A spouse would normally have first priority as a guardian, but that is only a starting point. If she is not the best person to serve as guardian, you can object in court and ask for a different person to be appointed. The fact that he had Alzheimer's before the marriage is not relevant unless he was declared, or you can prove, he was incompetent at that time.

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