Don’t You Know That Your Law is Toxic? Britney Spears and Abusive Guardianship: A Revisionary Approach to the Uniform Probate Code, California Probate Code, and Texas Estates Code to Ensure Equitable Outcomes
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This Comment examines what laws, if any, are in place to protect wards from abuse. Next, this Comment examines the Uniform Probate Code and varying state laws for procedural safeguards and opportunities to challenge conservatorship, while sharing the stories of people who have suffered under conservatorship. Lastly, this Comment proposes improvements to existing laws and argues the need for supportive services to ensure equitable enforcement of protective laws.
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