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Disability Law - Estate Administration and Probate Law - Family Law

Guardianship and Conservatorship

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   Standards of Practice adopted by the Minnesota Association for Guardianship and Conservatorship (November 1, 2005) (Minnesota Association for Guardianship & Conservatorship)
Includes "Bill of Rights for Wards and Protected Persons," standards applicable to all guardians and conservators, duties of guardians of the person, duties of conservator of the estate, actions requiring court approval, and modification and termination of guardianship and conservatorship ." 54 pages.
   Conservatorship and Guardianship in Minnesota by Minnesota Conference of Chief Judges (Minnesota Judicial Branch)
  • General Overview.
  • Less Restrictive Alternatives
  • Assessing the Need for Legal Representation
  • Who May Act as Guardian or Conservator
  • Powers, Duties, and Responsibilities (includes sample letters)
  • Decision Making
  • Service Planning
  • Legal Procedures and Requirements
  • Court Forms and Procedures for the Appointment of Guardians and Conservators
  • Guardian/Conservator, Attorney, Court Fees
  • Appendix: Resources on Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Glossary of Terms
Bears a publication date of "Pending, 2003." 68 pages.
   Guardianships & Conservatorships (August 1, 2003) (Minnesota Second Judicial District (Ramsey County))
"[T]his pamphlet ... explain[s] some of the duties and responsibilities of being a conservator or guardian. [It contains] a general description of procedures and basic information about guardianship and conservatorship matters in Ramsey County Probate Court."
   Judicial Determination of Capacity of Older Adults in Guardianship Proceedings (January 1, 2006) (American Bar Association)
We found this reosurce though a link on the National College of Probate Judges web site. The booklet is a joint project of the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging, tthe American Psychological Association, and the National College of Probate Judges. 93 pages.

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