With the recent news about Charlie Sheen and other celebrities, you may have heard about the use of a court process called “guardianship”. Many people feel that this legal safety net should be utilized to protect celebrities from themselves.
What is guardianship?
With the use of a guardianship process, the court grants a “guardian” legal control over an individual and/or that individual’s money. In California where a lot of celebrities live, this process is a “conservatorship.” In Maryland and some other states, the same process is called a “guardianship.”
A guardian helps an individual handle his or her affairs responsibly. This is sometimes referred to as an adult guardianship. In many cases, a guardianship is put into place for an individual who is elderly or incapacitated. Guardianship is also often discussed when looking for a way to control crazy or irresponsible behavior.
Do celebrities need help?
If you’ve read or seen the news recently, you’ve probably seen Charlie Sheen and his continuous crazy antics. The news has even reported that Sheen’s parents are considering seeking guardianship over him. Do you think Sheen needs a guardian? This could allow him to have someone who will be responsible for helping him to make responsible decisions and can also help him turn his life around.
Brittney Spears is a famous celebrity who has turned her life around with the help of a guardian. After the star battled with her own crazy antics, her father Jamie Spears, became her guardian. Since he helped to regain control over her life, she has continued to be successful and avoid crazy celebrity drama.
Many people also feel that Lindsay Lohan could benefit from a guardianship. This star has continued to have severe drug and alcohol problems. She has also continued to violate her probation and is even facing punishments for jewelry theft. If she continues to make poor decisions, there may be more talks of her need for a guardianship.
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