If you were concerned enough about your father to petition for guardianship, you should be concerned enough to do it right and hire an attorney. Since he is the one who would benefit from the guardianship, the courts generally allow the guardian's attorney fees to be paid. Don't try to do this on your own to save a few dollars. Contact Attorney Woods.
I am sorry for being so blunt, but the way you respond is getting an attorney. I applaud you for trying to do this on your own and getting the ball started but since there are now objections, your situation will quickly become complicated. This board cannot walk you through the rules of evidence and procedure. In addition, what is in the objections is very relevant and would affect any advice given.
Please contact an Elder Law attorney immediately.
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It appears from your question that you filed the petition and someone else has objected. If this is the case, you would need to address each allegation (or statement), in the objection. You should be aware, however, that if your case has in fact become contested (by someone filing an objection) the assistance of an experienced attorney would be invaluable. This is the kind of case we handle at Decker & Woods. We have over twenty-five years of experience handling guardianship/conservatorship matters.
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