Guardianship and Alternatives online seminar
Online via Zoom: https://charemisd.zoom.us/j/2315470821
At 18, a child reaches the “age of majority” and is considered an adult. This means they can make legal, educational, health and other decisions for themselves. Guardianship is a legal proceeding in court that gives the power for such decisions to another individual, sometimes a parent, on behalf of an individual with a disability. Because guardianship deprives an individual of their rights and often makes them more, not less, vulnerable, it should be considered with caution and only used when necessary. For that reason, it is important to look at alternatives to guardianship as well.
This session will provide information about guardianship and alternatives for youth with disabilities and their families.
Presenters include the Hon. Valerie Snyder; Emmet and Charlevoix County Probate Judge; Robert Banner, attorney; and various representatives of local and state agencies.