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Guardianship as a Means of Protection

Judicial Determination of Capacity of Older Adults in Guardianship Proceedings
Source: American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
Content Type: Online handbook (pdf)
A comprhensive handbook providing framework for evaluating capacity of older adults in guardianship proceedings

Adult Protective Services Agency Authority to Act as Guardian of a Client: State Laws
Explanation of Chart
Source: American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
Content Type: State Laws
This chart addresses the issue of whether an APS agency may act as the guardian of a client.