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Massachusetts Adult Guardianships

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"An adult guardianship is a “legal process for adults who have a clinically diagnosed medical
condition and are unable to make or communicate effective decisions about their everyday self-care, health, and safety.Learn more about Massachusetts adult guardianships in this presentation."

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Massachusetts Adult Guardianships

  1. 1. MAS HU/ SETQTS ADULT GUADIANSHIPS
  2. 2. :: :'= .;'= DE BRUYCKE RE ’ ‘ LAW OFFICES An adult guardianship is a “legal process for adults who have a clinically diagnosed medical condition and are unable to make or communicate effective decisions about their everyday self-care, health, and safety”
  3. 3. ‘:23;-: ::DEBRuYCL<E RE ‘ LAW OFFICES Guardians are appointed to provide assistance to the adult who is disabled or incapacitated
  4. 4. This person helps make some or all of the decisions in order to protect his or her charge and is required to ensure the safety and well being of the adult
  5. 5. ': ;‘*i§_i~: ::DEI3RuYCI<E RE ‘ LAW OFFICES A medical evaluation is required by state law and it must include the individual’s abilities and impairments
  6. 6. :: :'= .;'= DE BRUYCKE RE ’ ‘ LAW OFFICES If the adult does not have a signed a Health Care Proxy that gives someone the right to make important decisions, a Massachusetts court may then act by naming a guardian
  7. 7. -. _ ) ~ I . &~ / _ . _ , .—»"“. *-1‘4;f. 5 7 . ‘ px , .= ‘ 1%“ — . I ‘ / / The court may limita guardian’s reach, depending on the disability of the adult
  8. 8. ‘ii-. "‘l': l‘_"f: jDEBRUYCKE RE ‘ LAW OFFICES He must swear an oath to “protect the adult from harm according to the decision making powers in the Order”
  9. 9. ': ;‘*i§_i~: ::DEI3RuYCI<E RE ‘ LAW OFFICES The guardian must meet the needs of the adult, provide social, educational and medical access, assist with various benefits programs and more
  10. 10. 1; D E BRUYC KE RE " 1.‘ LAW OFFICES Any person with an interest in the welfare of the adult can file a Petition for Guardianship
  11. 11. :3” '3;-: :;OEI3RuYCI<E RE ‘ LAW OFFICES A hearing is then held to determine the needs of the adult
  12. 12. / I ~ ” I I‘, I °' / ." . . i t l U “ / P y " .1 l "T""'%““* '“ I1 II < - ‘,3 ' . '.“; . The adult is reminded of his or her rights, including the right to an attorney
  13. 13. ‘ii-"‘”l': i‘_"f: jDEBRUYCKE RE ‘ LAW OFFICES He or she also has the right to know when and if a petition has been filed and what that means
  14. 14. An adult guardianship can make a big difference in not only a loved one’s life, but the family as a whole
  15. 15. To learn more about adult guardianships in Massachusetts, call our offices today. Click to visit wvvw. dadlawoffices. com BEVERLY NORTH ANDOVER NASHUA LONDONDERRY 100 Cummings Center, Suite 307-G 231 Sutton St. Suite 1B 20 Trafalgar Sq, Suite 443 One Verani Way Beverty, MA 01915 North Andover, MA 01845 Nashua, NH 03063 Londonderry. NH 03053 Phone: (978) 969-0331 Phone: (978) 686-4645 Phone: (603)894-4141 Phone: (603)894-4141 Fax’ (603)216-2748 Fax: (603) 216-2748 Fax: (603)216-2748 Fax. (603)216-2748 Google Map Google Map Google Map Google Map Yahoo Map Yahoo Map Yahoo Map Yahoo Map

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