Guardianship of Adults in Minnesota (young and/or older adults)
We usually think of guardianship in situations where minor children lose their parents. However, there are many situations in which a guardianship for an adult may be necessary, for example where a disabled child turns 18 or when an elderly parent can no longer make decisions that are in his or her best interests. We will explore the process to have a guardian appointed by the court and discuss the safeguards that are in place to protect adults who may require a guardian.
Mary was born and raised in Cloquet, MN. She loves the outdoors and has paddled many miles in the BWCA, hiked to the top of Mt. San Jacinto in Southern California, and hiked a portion of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. In her spare time, Mary enjoys walking her mixed breed dogs, playing disc golf and reading John Grisham novels.
Mary graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1991 and is immediate past chair of the Elder Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. She was selected as a Super Lawyer in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. She has also been recognized as a Top Woman Attorney in Minnesota for the past four years.