A Catch-22 Trips Up Some in Legal Guardianship Who Try to Regain Independence


Over time, Clouse’s traumatic brain injury improved. He started working as a welder, met his future wife, and got his parents’ permission to marry her. Clouse wanted out of the guardianship, he said, but he faced a catch-22. To regain his independence, he needed to get advice from a lawyer. But to hire a lawyer would require his parents’ approval since they controlled his finances.