i was raised by my grandparents and legally, they adopted me, so they *are* my parents.
however, he died in 1998 and she is under constant care for dementia/early alzheimers.
i will be 29 when i start ls.
i emailed georgetown and they said that a notarized letter from whoever has power of attorney or someone who can attest to the validity of the statement re: i have rec'd no financial support since i was 18 and my legal father is deceased and my legal mother is not mentally fit to make decisions regarding her financial matters.
i haven't gotten around to it, but i figure most schools would accept something similar.
they have to understand that older students are different.
if i had gone the high school - college - ls route, my mom would have helped, but she's too old now and doesn't have any assets that aren't being used for her care.
ls apps are still mainly geared towards trad apps so we just have to call or email to find out how to gear it to us. they're going to have an answer for you.