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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, April 21, 2014

Complications of Third Party Guardians for Adult Family Members

ConcernNancy Pantoni needed to move her adult special needs son, Dominic, into a residential care facility. After having difficulty getting her son placed in a facility, she had a nonprofit agency named as his guardian to get help with his placement. Dominic was placed in a facility, but now Pantoni is in a legal battle with the guardian of her son, claiming that she has not been allowed to speak with her son over the phone and her in person visits are restricted by his new guardian. This unfortunate story shows the importance of an individual in similar circumstances understanding what guardianship means and how a guardianship hearing works.

See Chana Frid, What You Should Know Before Requesting a Third Party to be Named Guardian of Your Adult Child, Huffington Post, April 10, 2014.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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