Changes to Maryland’s guardianship rules go into effect go into effect Monday more than two years after a work group was formed to make recommendations on how to improve the process and ensure best practices are employed. The changes include ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS – Cross-filed bills in the General Assembly again seek to codify and clarify a 2015 Court of Appeals decision that found juvenile courts have the authority to order transition care for individuals with developmental disabilities as they age out ...Read More »
A daughter of the late disc jockey Casey Kasem urged Maryland lawmakers Thursday to pass legislation enabling adults to seek court orders enabling them to visit their incapacitated parents over the wishes of their guardians and spouses, a reunion she said she and her siblings were denied by their step-mother until the famed American Top 40 host’s dying days in Washington state.
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Juvenile courts can order seriously disabled children under the guardianship of the state to continue receiving care after they age out of the foster system to prevent a lapse in services during the transition to the adult system, the state ...Read More »
Did the circuit court err when it found that an individual was unable to manage her affairs effectively because of physical and mental disabilities, and that no less restrictive form of intervention is available that is consistent with her welfare and safety?Read More »
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene alleges that the juvenile court ordered DHMH to provide specific services to Dustin after he turned 21, at which point Dustin would no longer be subject to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, exceeding the authorization granted to the juvenile court. After reviewing the purported final judgment, we must conclude that this Court lacks the power to resolve any of those issues as there was no final order from which an appeal could be taken.Read More »