Wards in Guardianship Proceedings

Working with People with Disabilities as Wards in Guardianship Proceedings

The “Parens Patriae” Doctrine provides the justification for the State to establish guardianships to protect people with disabilities, when necessary.

The purpose of a guardianship is to make the ward’s life better, not to make the guardian’s life easier.

Professor Wright explains the different approaches to surrogate decision-making by guardians.

Minnesota Law exempts guardianship hearings from pre-trial mediation proceedings.