Guardian Ad Litem vs. Attorney for the Ward

Guardian Ad Litem vs. Attorney for the Ward

There remain serious misunderstandings over the differences between a guardian ad litem and an attorney representing the prospective ward. The role of the guardian ad litem is poorly not defined under Indiana law, which states only that “the court shall appoint a guardian ad litem to represent the interests of the alleged incapacitated person…” I.C. […]

A Ward By Any Other Name

A Ward By Any Other Name

Some years back (1980’s?) the Indiana guardianship code was changed to eliminate references to “wards” and replace that term with “protected persons.” (By the way, they didn’t capture all the references to “ward” and the word still appears in many sections of the code.) While I don’t know the whole reasoning for the change, I […]