Ariana C. Smith is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens. In 2008, Ariana received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, in Journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia.... more
Ariana C. Smith is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens. In 2008, Ariana received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, in Journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia. She was inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars which recognizes and elevates high achievers. In 2012, Ariana received her J.D. from Howard University School of Law in Washington DC. While at Ho... view profile
When a person is too young to make decisions or is incapacitated and can no longer care for their own interests, guardian law allows the court to appoint someone to make legal and welfare decisions for them. A legal guardian may be appointed as a limited decision-maker or an all-purpose decision-maker. For example, children whose parents are divorcing often have limited legal guardians help decide custody issues. Nursing home residents may need a general legal guardian to make all their welfare decisions for them. Guardianship lawyers advise you about the appropriate legal guardianship for your particular circumstances. They also help with guardianship forms and other legal paperwork, and represent the guardian once one is appointed.