For many, when they hear the term guardianship, they think of the legal status pertaining to those who want to function as parents to a child. While that may be the case in some instances, when referring to guardianships in the legal sense, we are referring to the area of law that covers those who are taking care of others who are unable to care for themselves. A guardian is someone who, through a court decision, is legally responsible for caring for an incapacitated person (called a Ward in legal proceedings).
I recently worked on a divorce case involving a long marriage, close to 30 years, in which our client was a stay-at-home mom. Her husband economically supported the family, working outside the home. When it came to the issue of spousal support, the husband balked at the idea of paying it, thinking that his wife was capable of getting a job and supporting herself.
IIf you've been paying attention to this year's presidential election, I don't have to tell you that the campaign's been full of brashness or meanness. If it were limited to Donald Trump saying untoward things toward his political opponents--first in the Republican primaries, and now with Hillary Clinton--that would be one thing. But the sad fact is that it's extending to his followers, and in the past few weeks, I've been a recipient of some aggressive behavior.