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Alternatives to conservatorship: Available in some states, but widely unknown

If a judge determines an adult is unable to make responsible choices, the person can be placed under a court-appointed guardianship or conservatorship. The system came under scrutiny after details about Britney Spears’ conservatorship came to light.

Some states have less restrictive options but they’re not always made available.

Carter Barrett of Side Effects Public Media reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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