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Guardianship Law: Massachusetts

A guide to resources for researching guardianship of the elderly and incapacitated

Subject Headings

To locate other relevant books and articles in ScholarOneSearch, try a SUBJECT search using one of these Library of Congress subject headings:

  • Conservatorships -- Massachusetts
  • Guardian and ward -- Massachusetts
  • Probate law and practice -- Massachusetts

Websites

Massachusetts Laws

STATUTES

Guardianship law became part of the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code in 2009.  It is codified at M.G.L. c.190B, Article V.

Other Secondary Sources

MASSACHUSETTS PRACTICE SERIES

Mass. Practice is a state encyclopedia useful for getting a broad overview of a subject, with citations to primary law.  Check out the following:

  • Vol. 22, Probate Law and Practice, Chapter 45: Guardianship
  • Vol. 22, Probate Law and Practice, Chapter 46: Temporary Guardianship

Mass. Practice is available in print and on Westlaw.

LAW REVIEWS / LAW JOURNALS

In addition to their expert analysis, law review and law journal articles are well-researched and contain citations to primary law and other secondary sources. Find them on Westlaw, Lexis, and especially in HeinOnline's Law Journal Library.

Search terms to try:  guardianship, guardian, public guardianship, public guardian, elderly, incapacity, incapacitated

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