A guardianship proceeding can be very expensive, very time consuming, and very emotionally and physically draining—for the person who needs a guardian and the family members as well. This is because:
(1) A court petition must be filed.
(2) All interested parties must be served with notice.
(3) A court hearing must be held to review medical testimony and determine the capacity of the alleged incapacitated person.
(4) Guardians must be nominated and appointed.
With the increasing mobility of American families, the need to transfer guardianships between states is on the upswing. A new job (or military assignment), supports that better meet the ward’s needs, or even a more favorable climate are among the many motivations.
The Uniform Adult Guardians...