What is a Guardian?
is appointed by the court to make the personal decisions
for the protected person (ward). The guardian has authority to make decisions on behalf of the protected person about such things as where to live, medical decisions, training and education, etc.
are minors or incapacitated adults who have a court appointed guardian
, lack sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate responsible personal decisions, and who have an inability to meet personal needs for medical care, nutrition, clothing, shelter, or safety.
If you want to have custody or be the "legal guardian" of a minor child
, see Child Custody & Parenting Time
for more information, or talk to a lawyer
. For information about protecting the interests of minor children involved in the courts, visit the Guardian ad Litem Program
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