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  • Pauper's Affidavit (Request to File without Paying Fees)

    The Pauper's Affidavit, also known as a "pauperis" affidavit, can be filed by very low-income persons to avoid paying filing fees to the court. Usually the judge will review the affidavit and make a decision about whether you have to pay fees or not. If you file this affidavit, you must be ready to respond to the judge about your income. Read More

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Power of Attorney for the Care of a Minor Child

    This power of attorney gives a grandparent the powers to care for a minor child, including the power to enroll the child in school, and to obtain medical care and housing for the minor child. Content Detail

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    Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services
  • Temporary Health Care Placement Decisionmakers: when you need to move from hospital to nursing home

    When someone is unable to consent to his or her own admission to or discharge from a health care facility, it may be necessary for him or her to have someone else decide. This law covers that. Read More

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    Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services
  • The Law on Guardianship in Georgia

    You can have a guardian or conservator appointed to help make decisions for an adult who is physically or mentally unable to communicate significant decisions about his or her life. What is Guardianship? A guardianship is a probate court appointment of guardian to make decisions for an adult who has lost sufficient capacity to make or communicate significant responsible decisions concerning his or her health or safety. The power of a guardian over the person of his ward is like that of the parent over his child, but only to the extent necessary for the adult’s actual limitations and in the least restrictive manner possible while observing that adult’s individual rights and dignity. What is Conservatorship? It is a designation based upon the same principle as in #1 above except the adult has lost sufficient capacity to make or communicate significant responsible decisions concerning “the management of his or her property”. Content Detail

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    Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services
  • United Way of Central Georgia

    There are many services and resources that are available to you in your community. United Way 2-1-1 provides you with the information that you need and helps you find the right service for your specific need. Dial 2-1-1 to speak with a trained referral specialist who will help you locate programs and services in your area. The service is free, and provides confidential information for Central Georgians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are equipped to serve the hearing impaired and can accommodate most language Content Detail

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    United Way
  • United Way of Northwest Georgia

    Searchable database of resources in Northwest Georgia for assistance programs helping people with disabilities, homeless, substance abuse, basic resources such as housing and food assistance Content Detail

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    United Way