This OnDemand will cover:
Basics of Guardianship
Petitioning for guardianship of person and/or property Initial client meeting, drafting petition, and attending hearing.
Lindsay V.R. Moss, Esq., Elville & Associates
Court appointed counsel’s role – what it is and what it is not
Meeting with client, evaluating less restrictive alternatives, responding to guardianship petition, and zealously advocating for client
Emily L. Zychowicz, Esq., Law Office of Emmett B. Irwin, P.C. d/b/a Irwin Nguyen
Specific transaction in lieu of guardianship – When to use it and when not
An in depth review of legal documents and proper legal language that will provide alternative options in lieu of filing for guardianship of the person and/or property.
Edward M. Biggin, Esq., Landsman Law Group
Restoration of Rights
Courts may terminate a guardianship if the individual regains capacity or develops decision-making supports that make the guardianship unnecessary. The right to petition for restoration is part of the due-process protections of individuals under guardianship.
Megan Rusciano, Esq., Disability Rights Maryland
Judge Karen Murphy Jensen