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Guardianship is a court-supervised administration for a minor or incapacitated person. If a guardian is qualified, they are appointed by the court to care for the person and/or estate of the minor or incapacitated person (or “Ward”).

Types of Guardianship

There are two types of guardianship:

  • Guardianship of the Person: Someone with guardianship over the person of a Ward is responsible for the care, custody and control of the Ward.
  • Guardianship of the Estate: Someone with guardianship over the estate of a Ward manages the Ward’s property.

In some cases, it is only necessary to be appointed as Guardian of the Person. If a Ward has property, it may be necessary to appoint a Guardian of the Person and a Guardian of the Estate. In many cases (but not all), one person is appointed in both capacities.

If you need assistance with a guardianship, please contact us to schedule an appointment. We can help you determine the best plan for your situation.