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Guardianship and disputes: When 'sibling rivalry' prompts a court order

Date:5 DEC 2022

It's not uncommon for siblings to disagree and for disputes to arise, but when this impacts on the care of their parent it can have serious consequences. This is particularly difficult if the parent has lost capacity, and decisions need to made on long term medical and care plans and accommodation requirements, as well as day to day issues. If the siblings can't agree, who does make the decision?

This was the scenario reported recently in an interesting case decided at Paisley Sheriff Court. The adult (mother) was living with dementia and was resident in a care home. Because she had lost capacity, a welfare guardian had been appointed. 

Read the full article here.