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Guardianship and Conservatorship

Every adult is assumed to be capable of making his or her own decisions unless a court determines otherwise.

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Problems with Guardianship Abuse Leading to Calls for Reform

A growing problem with adult guardianship abuse is giving rise to calls to reform the system.

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How a Guardian Is Appointed

No one wants to see a loved one become unable to make decisions for him or herself.If this happens, however, the court may appoint a substitute...

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Can the State Try to Get Guardianship of a Nursing Home Resident's Child?

Can the state sue my elderly mother in the nursing home for guardianship of her Down syndrome child? 

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Can I Transfer My Father to Another Nursing Home Using a Power of Attorney?

Can a nursing home refuse to allow my family to transfer my father to another facility if I have power of attorney?

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