Louisiana Guardianship Services, Inc., is a private, not-for-profit corporation that can act as guardian (or “curator” as it is called in Louisiana law) for adults who are incapacitated to the extent they are unable to make their own decisions.
LGSI can be given the authority to make decisions for an incapacitated adult in areas outlined by the court – personal, financial, residential, medical.
LGSI contracts with the state of Louisiana Department of Health’s Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD), the Office of Adult & Aging Services (OAAS), and the Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs (GOEA) to provide curators for disabled individuals without willing, able, or appropriate family members, when they determine these individuals need someone to manage their affairs.
LGSI does not file interdictions (the Louisiana term for a guardianship proceeding) on behalf of anyone. LGSI’s function is to act as curator when a court determines that there is no family member or friend that can do so. If you believe that someone should have a guardian appointed to manage his or her affairs, you must contact an attorney to file an interdiction proceeding.
Upon its appointment and the issuance of Letters of Curatorship by the clerk of court, LGSI will provide a trained curator for the incapacitated person.
LGSI belongs to the National Guardianship Association, and its staff curators are trained, tested, and registered with the national Center for Guardianship Certification.
LGSI’s Executive Director, Greg Mullowney, served as the 2006 President of the National Guardianship Association, and has been certified as a Master Guardian by the national Center for Guardianship Certification. He was honored in 2011 by the Center for Guardianship Certification with its National Master Guardian Star Achievement Award, which recognizes exemplary work as a CGC National Master Guardian and demonstrated knowledge of advanced guardianship issues, concepts, and ethics. He has also served as President of the Louisiana Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). He was honored by the National Guardianship Association in 2016 as its first Member of the Year.