Guardianship. Legal news and articles for May 16 - 26, 2017

NAMI, Beacon Health hosting program on guardianshipSaudi Arabia's King Salman Eases 'Guardianship' Rules Against Women?Grandparents of seven children from Glen Carbon in guardianship disputeJudge takes guardianship from Santa Ana man after he's suspected of stealing $488000 from 95-year-oldEditorial: Guardianship secrecy in NM is ripe for reformHow the creative industries could offer a way out of the dangerous property guardianship trendPlaintiff in guardianship case wants the judge to step asideDCF versus court-ordered guardianshipSaudi women celebrate easing of guardianship system, call for more freedomsDCF versus court-ordered guardianship - Cape Cod TimesYoung or old, Saudi women live under male relatives' controlCounty starts guardianship program for seniors; Sheriff's pension approvedCounty starts guardianship program for seniors; Sheriff's pension approvedNotice of Hearing: Guardianship and ConservatorshipSupervision orders and special guardianship: How risky are they?

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Former AG continues bid for adult guardianship office
Lowell SunMay 12, 2017

BOSTON -- Eighteen years after leaving 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 ...more »

Assembly hears testimony on reforming Nevada guardianship system
Las Vegas Review-JournalMay 15, 2017

CARSON CITY — The Assembly Judiciary Committee on Monday heard two bills aimed at reforming Nevada's guardianship system. Senate Bill 360 puts tougher penalties in place for guardians who abuse and neglect elderly and vulnerable wards in their ...more »

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NAMI, Beacon Health hosting program on guardianship
News-Herald.comMay 26, 2017

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Lake County and Beacon Health Supportive Family Friendships are offering a two-hour educational presentation entitled “Guardianship and Civil Commitment Proceedings In Probate Court: More Than Just a 'Pink Slip.more »

Saudi Arabia's King Salman Eases 'Guardianship' Rules Against Women?
snopes.comMay 26, 2017

The country's “guardianship” system mandates that a woman's husband, father, brother, or son grant permission to her if she wishes to study internationally, rent an apartment, apply for a passport, or marry, among other actions. Women are also ...more »

Grandparents of seven children from Glen Carbon in guardianship dispute
STLtoday.comMay 26, 2017

According to court documents, Nancy and Henry Campbell of Glen Carbon, the children's paternal grandparents, filed a petition for guardianship after the parents, Cristy and Justin Campbell, died March 16. More than a month later, Cristy Campbell's ...more »

Judge takes guardianship from Santa Ana man after he's suspected of stealing $488000 from 95-year-old
OCRegisterMay 26, 2017

SANTA ANA — An Orange County Superior Court judge on Thursday, May 25, took guardianship away from a suspended Santa Ana attorney who is the trustee for a 95-year-old woman he billed more than $488,000 to help her get her driver's license back.more »

Editorial: Guardianship secrecy in NM is ripe for reform
Albuquerque JournalMay 23, 2017

... to difficulty getting information, they have been threatened with fines and penalties for revealing matters they learned in their own cases. In theory, only a docket sheet in a guardianship case is considered a public record. But many clerks don't ...more »

How the creative industries could offer a way out of the dangerous property guardianship trend
CityMetricMay 22, 2017

Property guardianship, with its unregulated, exploitative system, should have been a short-lived phase that had ended by 2017, a phase that had been brought to attention so regularly that some sort of intervention had already forced it to end. But of ...more »

Plaintiff in guardianship case wants the judge to step aside
Albuquerque JournalMay 22, 2017

The daughter of a deceased Albuquerque author suing a commercial guardian and conservator firm is questioning the impartiality of the judge in the case, citing in part his appearance in April with representatives of the guardianship industry at an ...more »

DCF versus court-ordered guardianship
Nantucket Island InquirerMay 21, 2017

If the biological parents continue to be unfit, a judge can assign permanent guardianship. This is not truly permanent, however, since the biological parent may at any time go to a judge and ask for the child to be returned. Custodial relatives are ...more »

Saudi women celebrate easing of guardianship system, call for more freedoms
Middle East OnlineMay 21, 2017

LONDON - Women in Saudi Arabia celebrated a royal decree easing aspects of the kingdom's male guardianship system, granting them independent access to government services, jobs, education and health care. Directives from King Salman bin Abdulaziz ...more »

DCF versus court-ordered guardianship - Cape Cod Times
Cape Cod Times (subscription)May 21, 2017

Grandparents and relatives can follow two avenues to obtain temporary or permanent custody of children:State Department of Children and FamiliesIf a child is ...more »

Young or old, Saudi women live under male relatives' control
Times of IndiaMay 20, 2017

Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving is what often grabs the most attention, but rights advocates say guardianship laws are the factor that most powerfully enshrines inequality for women. President Donald Trump heads to Saudi Arabia this weekend to ...more »

County starts guardianship program for seniors; Sheriff's pension approved
Chesterton TribuneMay 19, 2017

The Porter County Council applauded Superior Court Judge William Alexa and Magistrate Katherine Forbes for using a state grant that will set up a Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults (VASIA) between Porter and LaPorte Counties for ...more »

County starts guardianship program for seniors; Sheriff's pension approved
Chesterton TribuneMay 19, 2017

The Porter County Council applauded Superior Court Judge William Alexa and Magistrate Katherine Forbes for using a state grant that will set up a Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults (VASIA) between Porter and LaPorte Counties for ...more »

Notice of Hearing: Guardianship and Conservatorship
Bennett County Booster (press release)May 17, 2017

Notice is given that a petition for guardianship and conservatorship has been filed and set for hearing within sixty days of its filing, in the courtroom at the Bennett County Courthouse, Martin, South Dakota on June 20, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. MT. A copy of ...more »

Supervision orders and special guardianship: How risky are they?
Family LawMay 16, 2017

In March 2016, we wrote an article for Family Law and placed the spotlight on supervision orders. We identified the many gaps in our knowledge and especially, the extent to which they support sustainable family-based alternatives to public care ...more »

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