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Adult guardianship jurisdiction

Adult Guardianship Jurisdiction — Where to File

Families — and practitioners — frequently face a problem associated with our mobile society. After a family member moves across state lines, in which state should any court actions be filed? In other words, who has jurisdiction over adult guardianship proceedings? Wait — isn’t there a law on that? We’ve written before about the Uniform …

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When Mom Can’t Live at Home, Does Power of Attorney Help? Yes and No

A newsletter reader asks: Can you use a health-care power of attorney to admit someone who can’t live at home safely to a care home?  The answer, legally, is clear: No, you can’t. The practical answer, however, is probably yes. A health care power of attorney names an agent to make health-care decisions for you …

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Guardianship Judge May Deviate from Divorce Court Custody Order

In a divorce proceeding, the court determines who should have custody (and decision-making authority) over any minor children. When a child subject to such an order reaches majority, the court order usually expires. But when the now-adult child has a disability, either or both parents may seek appointment as guardian. Does the divorce court custody …

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