ABA Releases 2011 Guardianship Legislative Summary

The ABA Commission on Law and Aging has posted its annual Adult Guardianship Legislative Summary.  In 2011, at least 27 states passed a total of 39 adult guardianship bills – as compared with 21 states and 29 bills passed in 2010.  Nebraska, Arizona and Colorado passed substantial bills with a focus on guardian responsibilities, oversight and compensation. Texas enacted a host of provisions addressing multiple aspects of its guardianship system.  Ten states enacted the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA), bringing the total number of states with enactments to 30. Read about these provisions and many more in the Summary at the following link:


If you know someone who needs to consider guardianship or conservatorship, Lovingood McGuffey is available to help. Reasons to consider guardianship or conservatorship include self-abuse, self-neglect and abuse by others. A conservatorship may also be necessary when an individual fails to plan appropriately and no one is appointed to handle affairs after an injury, dementia or other condition that limits the capacity to make significnat decisions.

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