This column, which analyzes a particular guardianship situation, illustrates the legal pitfalls created when an attorney, at the outset of establishing a guardianship, does not identify who is the client. When an adult child consults an attorney to establish a guardianship for an elderly parent, what obligations, both positive and negative, are imposed on the attorney to prevent harm to a former client.
McChrystal, Michael K.
"An Ethics Problem Involving Financial Abuse,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor:
2, Article 10.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol1/iss2/10