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.
If you are not familiar with the new regulations Illinois has adopted, take a moment to read my article, which was published in the CBA Record February/March 2010 issue: Uniform Adult Guardianship & Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act.