Guardianship Over Adults: Establishing Jurisdiction & Resolving Jurisdictional Support
Duration: 61 minutes
The population of the United States is becoming increasingly mobile and families can often be dispersed around the country in multiple states. Retirees can often split time between residences in different states or live on a temporary basis with family members in different states. In turn, jurisdictional challenges and complications in adult guardianship proceedings have become more prevalent and complex as a result of this mobility. The Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UGPPJA) simplifies the determination of jurisdiction in adult guardianship and protective proceedings and has been adopted in thirty eight states and potentially more on the way.
The UGPPA was specifically drafted to “address the issue of jurisdiction over adult guardianships, conservatorships & other protective proceedings providing a mechanism for resolving multi-state jurisdictional disputes.” The fundamental goal of the Act is that only a single state maintains jurisdiction over a guardianship or protectice proceeding at any one time. Moreover, the UGPPJA provides thoughtful solutions to many of the problems relating to multiple jurisdictions, transfer, and out of state recognition.
Join Professor Rebecca Purdom and Professor Stephanie J. Willbanks for an informative discussion on:
- The development of the UGPPJA and its enactment in multiple jurisdictions
- Properly establishing jurisdiction under the UGPPJA in adult guardianship and protective proceedings
- Resolving common and more complex jurisdictional disputes using “real-life” examples
- Best practices and valuable insights on the Act from Professor Willbanks who was on the drafting committee of the Act and successfully advised the Vermont legislature on the need for its passage
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