What is guardianship?

Guardianship is a relationship in which one person, called a guardian, is appointed by the Probate Court to make decisions and act for another person, called a ward.

  • A guardian of the person makes decisions about the ward's personal matters, such as housing, medical care, recreation, and education.
  • A guardian of the estate makes decisions about the ward's financial matters.

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1. What is guardianship?
2. Who may be a guardian?
3. Who may be a ward?
4. When does a guardianship end?