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Are guardianships for disabled persons different from guardianships for older persons?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading source=”post_title” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgjoJpGhUQ8″][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There’s a statute that governs persons with mental disabilities. That statute is called the Guardian Advocate Statute. It’s similar to a guardianship, but typically the assets in a guardian advocacy guardianship are not exceeding 15,000 dollars. An adult guardianship, you have assets and guardianship over the person. So a guardianship for a disabled person typically is different from a guardianship of an adult person because you’re not dealing with the same kind of activities of that person, the same kind of assets, and you don’t necessarily have to do all the reporting in a guardianship of a disabled person under a guardian advocacy program. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]