As guardianship diminished a person's legal rights, alternatives might be considered. This column discusses powers of attorney, living wills, joint and dual signature bank accounts, direct deposit plans, revocable living trusts, and conservatorship.
Brusky, Andrew P.
"The Alternatives to Guardianship,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor:
2, Article 14.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol1/iss2/14