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New Less Restrictive Alternative Requirements

April 10, 2024

This blog post is written by Timothy Heinle and originally appeared on the UNC School of Government blog here. Less Restrictive Alternatives and Incompetency Restoration Proceedings In North Carolina, when an adult is adjudicated incompetent and guardianship is ordered, guardianship … Read more

A detailed look at Guardianship changes in North Carolina

March 25, 2024

This blog post originally appeared here and is written by Chris Wilms at Hopler, Wilms, & Hanna, PLLC. Effective January 1, 2024, significant statutory changes are set to impact North Carolina’s adult guardianship laws. These changes to legal guardianship for … Read more

New Forms Related to Guardianship Reform

January 24, 2024

The N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) has released new forms related to adult guardianship in response to the Guardianship Reform Law that took effect January 1, 2024. The changes include a new Notice of Rights of Respondents and … Read more

ABLE Programs Prepare for Expanded Eligibility

December 20, 2023

Today’s post first appeared on the Social Security Matters blog on December 14, 2023 and was written by Stacy Garrity, Pennsylvania Treasurer   December marks the anniversary of the signing of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act.  Important … Read more

October is Guardianship Awareness Month!

October 26, 2023

Today’s blog originally appeared in the October 25, 2023 e-newsletter of the National Center on Law and Elder Rights.   October is Guardianship Awareness Month, and NCLER has a number of new resources for advocates to use to learn more … Read more

State Legislature Passes Guardianship Reform!

September 19, 2023

This — Tuesday September 19, 2023 — is an historic day! Earlier today, the North Carolina State Legislature passed the Guardianship Reform Bill, Senate Bill 615. Stay tuned for more on this. Meanwhile, Congratulations and Thank You EVERYONE who helped make this … Read more

Rights at Risk: Michael Oher, Britney Spears, and You

September 13, 2023

Guest Blogger: Jonathan Martinis, Esq., J.D., Rethinking Guardianship Consultant   What’s your favorite right?  What’s the right that makes you proudest, the one you’d fight for if someone tried to take it away? Is it freedom of speech? Voting? Life, … Read more