Buzz Aldrin is contesting his alleged need for a guardianship.
Are you concerned about aging?
Many people are.
What are you main concerns?
Deteriorating physical capabilities?
Short-term memory loss?
Perhaps you are even concerned about your independence being taken away.
According to a recent Good 4 Utah article titled “Buzz Aldrin lawsuit shows need to plan for aging parents,” these fears have become a reality for Astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
Aldrin filed a lawsuit against his daughter Jan and son Andy last month.
Aldrin saw the need to contest the guardianship action they initiated concerning him.
He claims his two children worked with his longtime manager Christina Korp to discredit his mental capacity, interfere with his relationships, and steal his money for their own purposes.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, you should also contest.
If you feel you have the mental capacity to care for yourself, you should not submit quietly.
Guardianships are serious business, as they return those subject to them to the legal status of a minor child.
You should take preventative measures now by creating a plan for who will handle your affairs should you become incapacitated.
This will ensure the authority is given to someone you trust and allow you to define the process that will determine when it is time for that trusted party to step in.
Remember: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When making your financial, tax and estate plans, do not go it alone. Be sure to engage competent professional counsel.
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Reference: Good 4 Utah (July 3, 2018) “Buzz Aldrin lawsuit shows need to plan for aging parents”