Guardianship Resources and Family Stories Part 3 of 3 One case where guardianship may have helped – what’s best for your loved one?

“Our son’s life was going along smoothly and when he turned 22 he fell in love for the first time.  He fell hard and unfortunately, the woman he loved found out that he received a social security benefit and decided that our son would become her meal ticket.  The next thing we knew he was moving out, shacking up with a woman he had known for 2 weeks and she wanted to become his representative payee. Three weeks into their love affair they announced that they planned to get married and moving to Mexico.  We contacted APS, Adult Protective Services, to see if they could help with this situation.  Unfortunately, because we were not legal guardians and because our son presented well, APS would not open a case.  Next was the news that our son had become a mule for drug deliveries…it went from bad to worse and then real scary.  In the end we made this drug dealers life miserable and she dropped out son back off to look for an easier target.”

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