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Question: I have an adult handicapped daughter who lives alone and has been put in hospital for emergency care several times for severely neglecting herself;refusing to eat or receive help or care from family. She is paralyzed with Spina Bifida, mentally ill, and suicidal. Presently in hospital for her neglect.I am her mother.She needs long term care but refuses/How can I do it legally?

Answer:

If your daughter cannot take care of her physical needs by herself, you may want to consider filing an action for guardianship of an adult.  The following links may be helfpul in assessing whether a guardianship is appropriate in your situation.

 

Maricopa County:

Guardianship for an Adult

Guardianship and/or Conservatorship for an Adult

Pima County

Guardianship for an Adult

Coconino County

Guardianship and/or Conservatorship for an Adult

Mohave County:

Adult: Guardianship and Conservatorship Proceedings

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  • I have an adult handicapped daughter who lives alone and has been put in hospital for emergency care several times for severely neglecting herself;refusing to eat or receive help or care from family. She is paralyzed with Spina Bifida, mentally ill, and suicidal. Presently in hospital for her neglect.I am her mother.She needs long term care but refuses/How can I do it legally?

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FIND LEGAL HELP

  • Please select your county of residence below.

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OTHER LEGAL RESOURCES

  • State Bar of Arizona
    www.azbar.org
  • Maricopa County Bar
    www.maricopabar.org
    Referral number 602-257-4434
  • Pima County Bar
    www.pimacountybar.org
    Referral number 520-623-4625
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    800-799-7233
  • Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
    866-553-0893
  • Certified Legal Document Preparer Program
    Link

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