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Lesson 5 – The Rights of Individuals Under Guardianship

The Rights of Individuals Under Guardianship In this 15-minute training we take on an extraordinarily important topic in the world of guardianship for adults. What are the legal rights of this human being who the probate and family court has placed under your guardianship? And, how do we, as guardians, protect and advocate for the people whose lives have been...

Lesson 4 – Urgent Temporary Guardianships

Urgent Temporary Guardianships Emergency situations are handled in Massachusetts using The Verified Motion for Temporary (90-day) Guardianship. This 15-minute training explains typical situations demanding immediate action. It reviews the forms used to schedule a hearing in days instead of months. The case stories of Lisa and Jack help clarify two different, but similar procedures. At the end of this training,...

Lesson 2 – Types of Guardianship

“Types of Guardianship” explains the difference between Guardianship and Conservatorship. It teaches when and how temporary, permanent, partial, plenary, co-guardians, and successors are used to assist incapacitated adults. Four case stories help clarify how different one guardianship can be from another. At the end of this 15-minute training, you will be able to explain subtle differences between the types of...

Lesson 3 – How to Become Someone’s Guardian

“How To Become Someone’s Guardian” reviews the process of becoming guardian of an adult-in Massachusetts from petition to decree. This 30-minute lesson is narrated by “Greta” a case story family guardian. Her insights and notes help clarify a complex legal process. At the end of this action-packed training you will know about the documentation needed to petition for guardianship and...

Lesson 1 – What is Guardianship?

What is Guardianship? Guardians are appointed by Probate + Family Court to serve the needs of adults who are unable to make all of their decisions autonomously. This brief training program introduces the key terms and concepts you need to know in order to understand what guardians do, and what guardians should not do. At the end of this training,...