Monday, December 28, 2015

Due process in appointing a guardian for an adult

Among our most cherished rights, as American citizens, are the freedom of choice as to our movements, to be free to go where and when we wish, and the right to control and use our worldly possessions as we see fit. To place another in control of our person and our possessions deprives us of these basic rights. The law permitting such deprivation should be strictly construed and all requirements of the law strictly complied with.
Justice Carlton Mobley for the Supreme Court of Georgia in the unanimous opinion in Boockholdt v. Brown, 224 Ga. 737, 739, 164 S.E. 2d 836, 838 (1968).