Center for Elder Law & Justice Response to COVID-19

The Center for Elder Law & Justice has been closely monitoring local, national, and global reports on the evolving impact of COVID-19, and we are taking precautionary measures to keep staff and clients healthy. In order to adhere to County and CDC instructions, we are suspending all outreach activities, and client home or other out-of-office…

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News for Kinship Families

Great news for non-parent custodians! I’m often asked, what’s the difference between guardians and custodians? Generally, Family Court issues Orders of Custody, and Surrogate’s Court issues Letters of Guardianship. There are several legal nuances, but one significant difference has been that non-parent guardians have the statutory authority to make medical decisions for children, just like…

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