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Three Issues Still Remaining in Guardianship Reform

By Lori A. Stiegel, DaCosta R. Mason, Dwayne Morris, Vicki Gottlich & Michael Rave

Three issues remain in guardianship reform: (1) the use of durable powers of attorney as an alternative to guardianship; (2) a respondent's right to be present at the guardianship hearing; and (3) the role counsel should play in guardianship proceedings. This article discusses what progress has been made in these areas since guardianship reform was proposed in 1987.

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