Case removing guardianship in favor of supported decision-making model.
“Based on all the evidence in this case, Dameris has demonstrated that she is able to exercise her legal capacity, to make and act on her own decisions, with the assistance of a support network which has come together for her since she first appeared in this court. Terminating the letters of guardianship previously granted to Cruz and Alberto recognizes them, instead, as persons assisting and supporting her autonomy, not superseding it. Terminating the guardianship recognizes and affirms Dameris’s constitutional rights and human rights”
In re Guardianship of Dameris L., 38 Misc. 3d 570 (N.Y. Sur. Ct. 2012).