New Changes in the Guardianship Arena

The Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act main concern is to address mulit-state jurisdiction issues in conjunction with guardianship proceedings.  The new guardianship laws should reduce elder abuse, financial exploitation and give older adults protection in the 20 states that have adopted the Act thus far. The act specifically targets “granny-snatching” cases, but  also focuses on adressing out of state guardianship recognition, allowing for a  prompt and friendly reception in the Courts of other states should the elder suffer a stroke or have a medical emergency while travelling.

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