Well, if you die before she does, then she’ll need a guardian,” an attorney recently told a friend of mine. He was referring to my friend’s sister who relies largely on him to handle her financial, healthcare, and other concerns. The attorney’s remark was like the snap of a wet towel across his thigh. My friend realized: there is no one else he knows who lives nearby who can or would handle her needs. However, a guardianship may not necessarily be the only solution to his situation.