Advance Directives Ignored in Guardianship=Families Destroyed by Judges

Judge's revocation of a newly-minted Ward's Power of Attorney, and all legal and medical directives. This is from a real Guardianship order and almost all Orders of Guardianship, no matter the state, have similar language - which means the judge is committing a denial of an elderly person's constitutional right to have their legal documents honored, not trashed. Judge's revocation of a newly-minted Ward's Power of Attorney, and all legal and medical directives. This is from a real Guardianship order and almost all Orders of Guardianship, no matter the state, have similar language - which means the judge is committing a denial of an elderly person's constitutional right to have their legal documents honored, not trashed.

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In our survey of dozens of guardianships across the country, we have found that advance directives–designed to be the only roadblock to guardianships–are routinely ignored in the Probate court’s rush to profitable guardianships.