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Legalcytonn-photography-604680-unsplash (1)While we like to think that most seniors have family members or at least lifelong friends to help them through their last years, many don’t. The terms elder orphan or solo ager are often used to describe these older Americans. While many have planned for this time in their lives by hiring attorneys to oversee the legal issues surrounding their potential need for care, others may not have been so wise. These seniors could be a prime target for a guardianship company that can swoop in and—legally—take over their lives, including their finances. Even people who have children can run into this situation. An article in The New Yorker titled "How the Elderly Lose Their Rights" relates 

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