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    Substitute Judgment

Substituted judgment is a legal tool that can be used when a person needs assistance making decisions about his/her care or property due to his/her inability to fully understand a decision that needs to be made or inability to communicate a decision. Substituted judgment gives power to another person to make decisions on behalf of the person who is in need but incapacitated.

Disability Rights Nebraska created these law-in-brief series to assist individuals with understanding different aspects of the law. These shortened versions provide essential information about the law without delving into extensive detail. These fact sheets are intended for educational purposes only; it is not legal advice.



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