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Current E-Newsletter

Spring/Summer 2014. Volume lll. Issue ll/III
IN THIS ISSUE:
-Message from the President
-A Quick Guide to Guardianships of Minors in the Probate and Family Court
-What is the Meaning of “Fitness” in Guardianship of Minor Cases?
-Legal Update: Massachusetts Appeals Court Upholds Substituted Judgment Determination Over Respondent’s Objection
-Things to Know: MOLST and Health Care Planning for Lifelong Quality Care
-Lend Your Voice: Provide Feedback on Guardianship Process in MA
-A Family Guardian’s Perspective on Adult Guardianship of a Developmentally Disabled Child: Part ll
-The Network: Report on Annual Networking Breakfast
-The Network: Report on Annual Guardianship/ Geriatric Care Manager Conference
-Announcements 


Archived E-Newsletter

Summer 2013. Volume lll. Issue 1
IN THIS ISSUE:
-Message from the President
-Planning a Future Home for an Adult Child with Disabilities
-Things to Know: MGA Supports Uniform Guardianship Jurisdiction Legislation
-Legislative Update: What’s New with Alzheimer’s-Related Legislation?
-Report on Annual Networking and Dinner Meeting
-A Family Guardian’s Perspective on Adult Guardianship of a Developmentally Disabled Child
-Coming Soon – Guardian of Minor Web Video
-Upcoming Events
-Announcements

Fall 2012, Volume ll, Issue 3
IN THIS ISSUE:
-Message from the President
-Children and Caregivers: Legal Options
-Hoarding Behaviors
-Legislative Update: Recent Changes to Massachusetts Guardianship Laws
-Things to Know: Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Guardianship
-Just Launched – New and Improved Website
-Upcoming Events

Spring 2012, Volume II, Issue 2
IN THIS ISSUE:

-How to Apply for SSI Money if You or Your Child Has a Disability
-The Doctrine of Substituted Judgement and the Incapacitated Person’s Reproductive Rights
-MGA New Developments
-From the Editor

Winter 2012, Volume II, Issue I
IN THIS ISSUE:
-President’s Message from the new MGA President, Joanne Erickson, Esq.
-Introduction to the 2012 MGA Board of Directors
-PACE Yourself
-Legislative Update
-MGA New Developments and
-New and Noteworthy

Fall 2011, Volume 1, Issue 3
IN THIS ISSUE:
-Adult Children with Developmental Disabilities – Emerging Issues
-Estate Planning for Persons With a Disability
-Legislative Update
-Guardianship Summit 2011
-MGA New Developments
-New and Noteworthy
-From the Editor

Summer 2011, Volume 1, Issue 2
IN THIS ISSUE:
-The Value of a Family Guardian
-Geriatric Care Management: A Hidden Resource
-Legislative Testimony to Establish a Public Guardianship Commission
-Letter to the Editor: Guardianship Reform in Massachusetts: For Many, a Paradoxical Result
-Legislative Update
-MGA New Developments
-New and Noteworthy
-From the Editor

Spring 2011, Volume 1, Issue 1
IN THIS ISSUE:
-President’s Message
-A Model for Guardianship Practice: The Packard Family
-The Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA) – Its Time Has Come
-MGA New Developments
-From the Editor