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Yes and no. A guardian can make this type of decision on behalf of the ward. However, they must always act in the ward’s best interest and help them achieve their goals. It seems on the surface that it would be more appropriate for the guardian to facilitate going to church rather than to block such activities.

Harry S. Margolis practices elder law, estate, and special needs planning in Boston and Wellesley, Massachusetts. He is the founder of and answers consumer questions about estate planning issues here and at

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