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Duties of Guardian

Adult Guardianship Handbooks by State
Source: ABA
Content Type: PDF
Listing of available handbooks for guardians, listed by state.

Volunteer Guardianship Monitoring Handbooks
Source: ABA Commission on Law and Aging
Content Type: Website
Guardianship monitoring helps courts to manage risks, prevent abuse, and increase public confidence in the judicial system. Using trained and supervised volunteers extends the monitoring capacity of the court. The 2011 volunteer guardianship monitoring handbooks were adapted and developed with grant funds from the State Justice Institute and the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging.

TCSG for Purchase Guardianship Publications
Source: The Center for Social Gerontology
Content Type: For Purchase Research Study
Seven research studies and guides related to guardianship and mediation of guardianship. Cost ranges from $10-$75 depending on publication.

Adult Guardianship State Legislative Charts
Source: American Bar Association
Content Type: State Laws
Charts detailing the state laws covering 6 aspects of guardianship proceedings.

Guardianship handbooks
Source: NLRC
Content Type: PDF
State by state listing of handbooks for guardians, compiled in March 2011.

Michigan Handbook for Guardians of Adults
Source: Bradley Geller, Michigan Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
Content Type: Handbook
Handbook as a PDF document. The handbook contains detailed instructions written for family members and friends appointed as guardians of adults. This handbook is specific to Michigan laws and would serve as a starting point or model for developing other state specific handbooks for newly appoitned guardians.

In Brief: Guarding the Guardians: Promising Practices for Court Monitoring, 2007
Source: American Association of Retired Persons Public Policy Institute
Content Type: Research Report
Methods for helping courts protect some of our society’s most vulnerable people. Through site visits to exemplary courts, the authors have identified promising approaches that can be replicated by courts around the country.

Wards of the State: A National Study of Public Guardianship, 2005
Source: American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
Content Type: Research Report
Comprehensive report studying guardianship practices across the country.

State Legislative Chart: Monitoring Following Guardianship Proceedings, 2007
Source: American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
Content Type: State Laws
Chart referencing State statutes and codes on requirements for monitoring after a guardianship proceeding.

For More Information

More information on this topic might be found in the following areas of the Legal Issues library: Financial Exploitation