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Guardianship and Its Alternatives

Guardianship in Maryland and when it's appropriate.

Guardianship and Its Alternatives

Guardianship-and-Its-Alternatives-Handbook-2011-1We assist individuals with disabilities and their families to determine whether a guardian of the person or the property is needed. We can talk with you about guardianship law in Maryland and explain when a guardian can be appointed to act for a person who lacks the capacity to make decisions. There are many alternatives to a formal guardianship proceeding that may be more appropriate and less expensive than a formal guardianship. Some of those alternatives are Advance Health Care Directives, Advance Mental Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney.  We also help determine whether a Special Needs Trusts is needed.  Ellen A. Callegary, Esq. is the Co-Editor of “Guardianship and Its Alternatives: A Handbook on Maryland Law”, a joint publication of The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law’s and the Maryland State Bar Association.


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Guardianship and Its Alternatives: A Handbook on Maryland Law

This Handbook is designed to help you find the answers to these difficult questions. It discusses the law of adult guardianship in Maryland and explains when a guardian can be appointed to act for a person who lacks the capacity to make decisions for herself or himself. But maybe more importantly, the Handbook lists many alternatives to a formal guardianship proceeding that may be more appropriate and less expensive than a formal guardianship.

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