Does applying for guardianship of an elderly relative affect their real estate property? i.e. Her homestead tax exemption.
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Imposition of a guardianship will not, in and of itself, affect homestead exemption. You can apply on your own for her, but its best to have representation, especially if you live out of state. She cannot voluntarily "give" guardianship--the court has to find it necessary; she can be in agreement with the proceedings and that can be helpful. A POA designation can be persuasive to the court, as well.