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Guardianship is a legal approach to managing the personal affairs of those who can no longer do so themselves. Guardianship is a matter of state law.
Although guardianship can be used for adults and for minors, this research guide focuses on adults -- particularly the elderly. For further information on child protection, see the research guide on Child Law.
To locate other relevant books and articles in ScholarOneSearch, try a SUBJECT search using one of these Library of Congress subject headings:
- Capacity and disability -- United States
- Conservatorships -- United States
- Guardian and ward -- United States
- Legal assistance to older people -- United States
- Legal assistance to people with mental disabilities -- United States
- Old age assistance -- Law and legislation -- United States
- Older people -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
- Legal Guardians -- legislation & jurisprudence -- United States
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