Thursday, April 9, 2015

How to terminate an adult guardianship or conservatorship in Georgia

Guardianships and conservatorships, by and large, are not often terminated because, in most cases, the adult ward is of advanced age or disability and the need for a guardian and conservator will continue until death. However, in cases of mental illness or in cases of catastrophic injuries from which a ward may recover significantly, it may be appropriate to end the guardianship when the need for a guardian abates.

Article: "Protecting the Protected: Overseeing Adult Guardianship"

This article highlights common procedural infirmities that plague the establishment of adult guardianships and conservatorships nationwide, along with brief examples of abuse: “Protecting the Protected: Overseeing Adult Guardianship,” by Judy McKee and Sean M. Douglass. It is a few years old but still very relevant.