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Judge Montgomery Creates the State's First Public Guardian

Probate Judge Robert G. Montgomery today assigned four wards to guardianship under the newly created Franklin County Guardianship Service Board. The assigning of indigent wards to the Board represents a first of its kind pilot program for a “Public Guardian” in the State of Ohio. It represents a shift from an attorney-based system to a social services model. The Board is funded without the imposition of any new taxes.

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