In today's society, countless families are spread-out across the country, as people relocate for jobs, school, or other concerns. Rarely, it seems, does an entire family unit live within the boundaries of a single state. The New York state Senate has acknowledged this trend recently, as the legislative body considers the subject of guardianship for the elderly.
In particular, the state government considered a bill that purports to make it easier to care for relatives across state lines. The proposal, sponsored by a Republican from Nassau, pertains to New York residents who are guardians of relatives in other states, as well as guardians from other states who care for loved ones in New York. The bill's purpose is to create a consistent standard regarding legal guardianship, the elderly, and multiple states that may be involved.