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Sen. Borrello Questions Guardianships

August 26, 2022

Senator George Borrello is weighing in on the family problems created by guardianship laws. “Guardianships can protect vulnerable seniors and incapacitated adults and children. But just as a guardianship can be used as a shield to protect the vulnerable, and it can also be used as a weapon by feuding family members to punish their rivals,” Borrello stated. “People deemed ‘incapacitated’ by a judge can have their homes sold and estates drained with complete disregard to whatever end-of-life decisions they made. We have cases where adult children are being barred from seeing their sick and dying parents by a guardian. Anyone who has sat vigil by the bedside or held the hand of a sick or dying loved one knows that is fundamentally wrong.”