Grandparents Have No Will-3rd Party Guardian Appointed, Need Advice

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    Grandparents Have No Will-3rd Party Guardian Appointed, Need Advice

    Hello!

    I am seeking some guidance. My grandparents live in Macomb County Michigan. They were hoarders and did not take care of their home. My Grandma became ill as a result and passed away in January. My Grandpa has been declared incompetent and a third party guardian has been appointed by the probate judge. They had three children: my Mom, and my Aunt and Uncle. There was no will, or final arrangements of any kind. My Mom was told by her lawyer that now the 3rd party guardian can go into my grandparents home and sell off their things to pay for a nursing home for my grandpa. We are no longer allowed in the home. My family is sick over this. My grandpa is a WW2 vet with two purple hearts, my grandma had family heirlooms that aren't much to other people but worth everything to us, such as her wedding band.

    Is it really true? Can someone just go in and sell off our family history? Please help.

    Thank you.


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    Generally yes this is is true. It is the job of the the guardian to settle your grandparents estate by selling off their assets to pay for the debts. You can attempt to purchase these heirlooms or challenge the decision of the guardian in court but would likely need a lawyer for that.
    I am not a lawyer, this is not legal advice.

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    A guardian and conservator can sell assets to help care for the well being of the principle. At this point it may difficult to change a third party court appointed guardian and conservator. A elder law attorney may help.

    Evan Guthrie Law Firm is licensed to practice law throughout the state of South Carolina.


 

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