Guardianship and Its AlternativesGuardianship in Maryland and when it's appropriate.
Guardianship and Its Alternatives
We assist individuals with disabilities and their families to determine whether a guardian of the person or the property is needed. We can talk with you about guardianship law in Maryland and explain when a guardian can be appointed to act for a person who lacks the capacity to make decisions. There are many alternatives to a formal guardianship proceeding that may be more appropriate and less expensive than a formal guardianship. Some of those alternatives are Advance Health Care Directives, Advance Mental Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney. We also help determine whether a Special Needs Trusts is needed. Ellen A. Callegary, Esq. is the Co-Editor of “Guardianship and Its Alternatives: A Handbook on Maryland Law”, a joint publication of The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law’s and the Maryland State Bar Association.