Establishing Adult Guardianship For Aging Parents in NC

Adult Guardianship in North Carolina

Do you have a loved one who is not capable of handling his or her own personal, medical, or financial affairs?  Whether it is an aging parent or grandparent struggling with dementia, or an adult child suffering from a disability, it may be necessary to establish adult guardianship to ensure that your loved one’s affairs are appropriately managed.

North Carolina Adult Guardianship Process
In North Carolina, any interested party can initiate a guardianship proceeding. The guardianship process proceeds in two parts.  First, the court must determine whether your loved one is incompetent, meaning that he or she lacks necessary capacity to manage his or her affairs or to make or communicate important decisions concerning his or her person, family, or property.  If the court finds that your loved one is incompetent, it will then appoint a guardian to manage his or her affairs. 

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Monroe Attorney Spotlight: Ashley McBride


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Perry, Bundy, Plyler & Long LLP.



Ashley McBride joined Perry, Bundy, Plyer & Long in 2016 after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Campbell Law. Ashley focuses her practice on Real Estate, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, and Elder Law and Special Needs Planning.


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