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Guardianship Reforms, Next Phase Ushered In

Saturday, July 14, 2018 / Comments Off on Guardianship Reforms, Next Phase Ushered In

Written by Colleen Heild – Albuquerque Journal Shaken by an exposé in nearby Nevada of financial abuses by two “professional guardians,” New Mexico institutes legal reforms to thwart opportunities for abuse in their state. Locally, Massachusetts may have adequate legal process, but there is no Office of Public Guardian or knowledgeable public agency to promulgate…

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Non-profit Group Seeks to Expand the Availability of Public Guardians

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 / Comments Off on Non-profit Group Seeks to Expand the Availability of Public Guardians

A non-profit group that seeks to expand the availability of public guardians, the Guardian Community Trust, says the state is facing a crisis of scarcity, with anywhere from 2,800 to 3,800 people who need guardians each year unable to access one. A proposed bill in the state Legislature would create a system where the private…

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Massachusetts Former AG Continues Bid for Adult Guardianship Office

Friday, May 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Massachusetts Former AG Continues Bid for Adult Guardianship Office

…”former Attorney General Scott Harshbarger is asking lawmakers to pick up an unfinished piece of the reforms he sought around elder protection and adult guardianship. Harshbarger on Monday asked the Judiciary Committee to throw its support behind a bill that would establish a state office of adult guardianship as a public-private partnership that would handle…

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