If it happens to you
If your family becomes entangled in a contested Guardianship, you will be challenged in many ways. One particularly difficult challenge is the blizzard of documents generated by the Probate Court process, often referred to as “papering”.
Every one of these documents is evidentiary and it is crucial to retain them and file them away for future easy access. No lay person is prepared for this amount of document preservation, yet if you lose track of documents it can hurt you in court.
We strongly recommend a high speed scanner and logical filing system be used from the outset to retain and file all documents in your case. Files should be regularly backed up as well.
This small step can make a very difficult time a little bit easier.