Written by attorney Robert Michael Slutsky

Is There a Large Scale Problem with Court Appointed Guardians?

In my opinion, the answer to the question of “is there a large scale problem with court appointed guardians” is “no.” In the 20+ years I’ve been working in elder law and in almost that much time representing a busy Older Adult Protective Services unit, I’ve seen quite a few cases of exploitation, b

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As has been the case with long term care costs and other issues, demographics and medical science has moved faster than our ability as a society to address people who are living 20+ more years than we ever thought they would. But without proper training, requirements and funding for guardianship services we are going to be (or are already) in crisis. No one should be asked to be a guardian for free and it cannot be done properly for no money. Court appointed guardians are being more and more selective about the cases they take because they are not in a position to give away their services. Soon the system will be crushed under its own weight and like so many other issues in our society our procrastination will be our downfall. Contact an expert. An Elder Law attorney can help with making decisions that best meet your needs.

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