New Guardianship Law went into effect on July 1, 2015

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The new guardianship law went into effect on July 1, 2015. There
are things we can all do now to protect our seniors and even help them
to avoid guardianship:

· Encourage the senior to create a Living Will or Health Care
Surrogate, and a Durable Power of Attorney, helping make sure their
medical and financial wishes are followed if they become

· Have discussions with family members about the senior’s health and
finances, reducing chances for family disagreements.

· Make sure the senior’s financial affairs are in order, cutting down
on time and expense if guardianship is eventually needed.

· Follow the above suggestions BEFORE the senior becomes incapacitated.