Q: In the State of Georgia when can a guardianship for a child turning 18 be filed.
I need this to be in effect on the day he turns 18 due to intellectual disability.
A: You can file for guardianship at any time. Certainly, if you are worried about SSI or other benefits flowing to your child when he reaches adulthood, you should start now. The process takes about 2 months. We usually start seeing people when the child is about 17 1/2 to start helping with the process.
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