Who is Guarding the Guardians? A quest for improving Guardianship

Dear Readers;

As usual, Ken found a great article on what’s wrong with guardianships and how to improve them from the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys.

Click to access NAELAJournal2008Vl4No1.pdf

from the article, a familiar chorus:

Guardianship law and practice, while varying from state to state, has generally been
criticized as “procedurally inadequate, substantively archaic, demeaning to the
elderly, and operating in a manner that permits widespread abuse.” The practices
following a guardian’s initial appointment are of particular concern. A significant
number of jurisdictions do not have an established system to monitor the
guardianship, and most do little to provide any systematic oversight of the

guardian’s actions. A call for reform has gone out.

It raises a number of issues that both probate victims and caring attorneys will want to consider.

JoAnne

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