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Wednesday, May 29, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Guardianship, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxy

If a member of a religious institute has the requisite mental capacity to understand legal documents, she or he should be advised to execute advance directives, specifically a Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy. If, however, the member lacks the mental capacity to execute these documents and failed to execute them previously, and a financial or medical decision needs to be made on her or his behalf, a guardian may need to be appointed by the local state court. If a member has executed advance directives prior to losing mental capacity, a guardian may still need to be appointed if an issue arises and neither document provides the authority to address such issue. 

This presentation by Associate Director Christopher J. Fusco, JCL, Esq. will provide a brief overview of the steps and responsibilities related to Guardianship, as well as address its preferred alternatives, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxy. Handouts will be emailed to registered participants shortly before the program.

To view the webinar and handouts: Click Here

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