2019 Maine Revised Statutes
TITLE 18-C: PROBATE CODE
Article 5: MAINE UNIFORM GUARDIANSHIP, CONSERVATORSHIP AND PROTECTIVE PROCEEDINGS
Part 5: OTHER PROTECTIVE ARRANGEMENTS
18-C §5-501. Authority for protective arrangements

§5-501. Authority for protective arrangements

1.  Order protective arrangement.  Under this Part, a court:  

A. Upon receiving a petition for a guardianship for an adult may order one or more protective arrangements instead of guardianship as a less restrictive alternative to guardianship; and   [PL 2017, c. 402, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); PL 2019, c. 417, Pt. B, §14 (AFF).]

B. Upon receiving a petition for a conservatorship for an individual may order one or more protective arrangements instead of conservatorship as a less restrictive alternative to conservatorship.   [PL 2017, c. 402, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); PL 2019, c. 417, Pt. B, §14 (AFF).]

[PL 2017, c. 402, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); PL 2019, c. 417, Pt. B, §14 (AFF).]

2.  Protective arrangement instead of guardianship.  A person interested in an adult's welfare, including the adult or a conservator for the adult, may petition under this Part for one or more protective arrangements instead of guardianship.  

[PL 2017, c. 402, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); PL 2019, c. 417, Pt. B, §14 (AFF).]

3.  Protective arrangement instead of conservatorship.  The following persons may petition under this Part for one or more protective arrangements instead of conservatorship:  

A. The individual for whom the protective arrangements are sought;   [PL 2017, c. 402, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); PL 2019, c. 417, Pt. B, §14 (AFF).]

B. A person interested in the property, financial affairs or welfare of the individual, including a person that would be adversely affected by lack of effective management of property or financial affairs of the individual; and   [PL 2017, c. 402, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); PL 2019, c. 417, Pt. B, §14 (AFF).]

C. The guardian of the individual.   [PL 2017, c. 402, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); PL 2019, c. 417, Pt. B, §14 (AFF).]

[PL 2017, c. 402, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); PL 2019, c. 417, Pt. B, §14 (AFF).]

SECTION HISTORY

PL 2017, c. 402, Pt. A, §2 (NEW). PL 2017, c. 402, Pt. F, §1 (AFF). PL 2019, c. 417, Pt. B, §14 (AFF).

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