A Parent’s Journey: Helpful Tips for Completing Guardianship For Your Disabled Child In Massachusetts
By Linda McInnis
As a parent of a disabled child turning 18, I navigated the world of guardianship and survived. While our journey took some unexpected turns, we are pleased with the outcome. Overall the process took about 4 months from start to finish. Since my situation was fairly straight-forward– nobody was going to contest my child’s guardianship– we decided to do most of the work ourselves.
With most things you do once and probably never again, I looked online to find out what to expect. Most of the information I found was technical or written by lawyers. I learned that there are many nuances. At that time I decided to share what I had wished we knew before starting, summarized in this article. I hope by sharing my story this information will help you navigate your journey, or help to interview an attorney about your own circumstances.