This course goes well beyond the basics and gives you solutions for your complex guardianship problems. Faculty will address the difficulties in representing the petitioner or the alleged incapacitated person (AIP), or advocating in cases where the AIP has been exploited.
Orphans’ Court Judges and DHS Counsel provide answers
Our experienced panelists include Orphans’ Court Judges in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia County who may decide your client’s case as well as Legal Counsel from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. They’ll answer these questions and more:
- What does the Orphans’ Court want to see in emergency and non-emergency petitions for guardianship?
- What’s your role when the AIP’s position is not in his or her best interest?
- How much is a “reasonable” attorney’s fee?
- What’s expected when theft renders an AIP ineligible for needed Medical Assistance benefits?
Program:Representing the Petitioner
• Learn what the Orphans’ Court wants to see in emergency and non-emergency petitions for guardianship.
• Explore the drawbacks of limited guardianship.
• Get practical tips on what to do when the AIP has mental health issues.
• What are the ethical concerns when you discover the Petitioner’s motives are not “pure?”
Guardianship Tracking System Update
Representing the Alleged Incapacitated Person (AIP)
• What is your due diligence as Court Appointed Counsel?
• How does the Orphans’ Court see your role when the AIP’s position is not in his or her best interest?
• Learn practical solutions to the unique problems of litigating a guardianship during a divorce proceeding or when both spouses are incapacitated.
Theft, Exploitation and the Choice of Guardian
• What do you do when a family member or “friend” has financially exploited the AIP?
• Hear from the Orphans’ Court and the Department of Human Services what is expected when theft renders an AIP ineligible for needed Medical Assistance benefits.
• When should you have a corporate guardian or co-guardians?
• How much is a “reasonable” attorney’s fee?
Recorded in May 2019.