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2019 Guardianship Bundle for Attorneys Ad Litem

Contains material from Sep 2018 to Sep 2019

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Session 1: Role of the Guardian Examine the duties and responsibilities of a guardian under Texas law and guardianship administration, from initiation to closing, including the code requirements of selling and leasing property, ethical issues, and more.
 
Session 2: ​Role of the Ad Litem An overview of the responsibilities of the attorney ad litem and guardian ad litem in guardianship proceedings with an emphasis on practical application of the statutes, conduct in uncontested and contested proceedings, and pointers on applications for fees. The materials include numerous checklists, comprehensive references, and forms.
 
Session 3: Alternatives to Guardianship Including Supports and Services An examination of the twin concepts of the doctrine of ‘less restrictive alternatives’ to guardianship and the concept of ‘supports and services’ and how the two interact to limit or obviate the need to create a guardianship.
 
Session 4: Guardianship and Divorce Learn when divorce is appropriate in a guardianship context, when a guardian is required for a divorce of an incapacitated person, and the appropriate court to hear a divorce action involving a guardianship.

Session 5: Ask the Experts Hear a panel of seasoned practitioners respond to your frequently—and sometimes infrequently—asked questions including practice, professional and ethical issues in estate planning, probate, guardianship, and elder law.
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Total Credit Hours:
4.75 | 1.75 ethics | 4.00 guardianship     Credit Info
Specialization: Estate Planning and Probate Law | Tax Law

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2020

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$195  

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1. Role of the Guardian (Sep 2019)

Craig Hopper

1.00 0.50 1.00 1.00 | 0.50 ethics | 1.00 guardianship  

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Video (mp4) 61 mins
Audio (mp3) 61 mins
Paper (pdf) 78 pgs

SESSION 1 — 61 mins, credit 1.00 | 0.50 ethics | 1.00 guardianship

Session 1:

Role of the Guardian (Sep 2019)

Examine the duties and responsibilities of a guardian under Texas law and guardianship administration, from initiation to closing, including the code requirements of selling and leasing property, ethical issues, and more.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference

Craig Hopper, Hopper Mikeska, PLLC - Austin, TX

2. Role of the Ad Litem (Sep 2019)

Hon. Steve M. King

1.00 0.50 1.00 1.00 | 0.50 ethics | 1.00 guardianship  

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Video (mp4) 63 mins
Audio (mp3) 62 mins
Paper (pdf) 138 pgs
Slides (pdf) 50 pgs

SESSION 2 — 63 mins, credit 1.00 | 0.50 ethics | 1.00 guardianship

Session 2:

Role of the Ad Litem (Sep 2019)

An overview of the responsibilities of the attorney ad litem and guardian ad litem in guardianship proceedings with an emphasis on practical application of the statutes, conduct in uncontested and contested proceedings, and pointers on applications for fees. The materials include numerous checklists, comprehensive references, and forms.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference

Hon. Steve M. King, Senior Statutory Probate Judge - Fort Worth, TX

3. Alternatives to Guardianship and Supports and Services (Sep 2018)

Craig Hopper, Richard Lavallo

1.00 0.50 1.00 1.00 | 0.50 ethics | 1.00 guardianship  

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Video (mp4) 57 mins
Audio (mp3) 57 mins
Paper (pdf) 20 pgs
Paper (pdf) 26 pgs
Slides (pdf) 19 pgs

SESSION 3 — 57 mins, credit 1.00 | 0.50 ethics | 1.00 guardianship

Session 3:

Alternatives to Guardianship and Supports and Services (Sep 2018)

An examination of strategies on how to limit or obviate the need to create a guardianship.

Originally presented at: Aug 2018 Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference

Craig Hopper, Hopper Mikeska, PLLC - Austin, TX
Richard Lavallo, Disability Rights Texas - Austin, TX

4. Guardianship and Divorce (Sep 2019)

Monica Ann Benson

0.75 0.00 0.75 0.75 | 0.75 guardianship  

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Video (mp4) 47 mins
Audio (mp3) 47 mins
Paper (pdf) 21 pgs

SESSION 4 — 47 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.75 guardianship

Session 4:

Guardianship and Divorce (Sep 2019)

Learn when divorce is appropriate in a guardianship context, when a guardian is required for a divorce of an incapacitated person, and the appropriate court to hear a divorce action involving a guardianship.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference

Monica Ann Benson, Katten & Benson - Fort Worth, TX

5. Ask the Experts (Sep 2019)

H. Clyde Farrell, Craig Hopper, Renée C. Lovelace, Marilyn G. Miller

1.00 0.25 0.25 1.00 | 0.25 ethics | 0.25 guardianship  

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Video (mp4) 59 mins
Audio (mp3) 59 mins

SESSION 5 — 59 mins, credit 1.00 | 0.25 ethics | 0.25 guardianship

Session 5:

Ask the Experts (Sep 2019)

Hear a panel of seasoned practitioners respond to your frequently—and sometimes infrequently—asked questions including practice, professional and ethical issues in estate planning, probate, guardianship, and elder law.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference

H. Clyde Farrell, Farrell & Johnson PLLC - Austin, TX
Craig Hopper, Hopper Mikeska, PLLC - Austin, TX
Renée C. Lovelace, The Lovelace Law Firm, P.C. - Austin, TX
Marilyn G. Miller, Marilyn G. Miller, Attorney at Law - Dripping Springs, TX