Answered By: Carin Yavorcik
Last Updated: Nov 21, 2017     Views: 5

Disability Rights Oregon provides a handbook on guardianships here: https://droregon.org/wp-content/uploads/Guardianship-Handbook-Third-Edition.pdf. While it is written specifically for people with disabilities who may have a guardian appointed for them, it provides a good overview of the process.

You may also wish to look into an alternative to guardianship, such as a power of attorney, that would let you make certain decisions on behalf of your child. The Oregon State Bar has a good discussion of this available here: https://www.osbar.org/public/legalinfo/1122_PowerofAttorney.htm; there is also a list on pg. 15 of the Guardianship Handbook, linked above. 

Finally, the Oregon Department of Human Services has a good page of resources on guardianship, conservatorship and other options in Oregon available here: https://www.oregon.gov/DHS/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/SUA/Pages/Guardianship-Resources.aspx.

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