guardianships currently provide a ready and expedient remedy.
guardianships and aging, and have been endorsed by a range of entities
ProPublica Illinois found more than 40 guardianship cases fitting this profile filed between January 2018 and June 2019 in Lake County alone.
The university now asks more questions of students who have recently entered into a guardianship, including whether they have contact with their parents, who they live with and who pays for their health insurance and cellphone bill.
An estimated 3 million American adults have been placed into guardianships
, including as many 65,000 Floridians who are deemed "wards of the state." Due to the aging US population, from longer life spans and 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, the number of wards are increasing at a rate of 10% annually.
While the existing research on relative guardianship
has limitations, guardianship
remans a crucial permanency option.
Groups and individuals with a stake in the protection of Floridians who may need or who are currently under legal guardianship
are coming together to seek common solutions and better serve the needs of the state's most vulnerable.
New York, the plaintiff asserted that "[f]or decades, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have been deprived of their constitutional rights and discriminated against because of their disabilities by New York State's Unified Court System through the appointment of plenary guardians pursuant to Article 17-A." (83) The lawsuit was filed "to defend the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution." (84) The plaintiff criticized the differing procedures used for appointing guardianships
in New York State, and highlighted the deprivations of rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Some see SDM as an alternative to guardianship
, while others view it as an attempt to remove the legal instrument that provides a safety net for vulnerable individuals.
Members of The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section's (RPPTL) Guardianship
, Power of Attorney and Advance Directives Committee are keenly aware that there have been major changes to Florida's guardianship
laws in the last several years.
Under the new law, veteran-specific guardians will be appointed under the existing provisions of the Oklahoma Guardianship
and Conservatorship Act.