Link: When a Family Matter Turns Into a Business - Los Angeles Times.
"Her life changed three years ago, when a woman named Melodie Scott told a court in San Bernardino that Jones was unable to manage for herself. Without asking Jones, a judge made Scott — someone she had never met — her legal guardian.
Scott is a professional conservator."
This is scary beyond scary. Without warning or consent someone can take everything away from your or your parents, all they have to do is ask a judge.
Even if you have a will and other legal arraignments some stranger can come in an take over without even asking you.
If your parents are getting up there in age find out more.