What is a Guardian?

A guardian is someone chosen by a court legally in charge of another person.

When will a Guardian be chosen?

A court will choose a guardian for someone who can no longer make safe choices by themselves. This  can be due to legal or mental incapacity. In certain situations, a minor may also have a guardian chosen for them.

How do I get a Guardianship?

Only a court can choose a guardian. The court that chooses a guardian is your local court. This could differ based on where you live. Call your local court, a lawyer, or legal aid for more  info. Visit Georgia Guardianship to learn more.

Member Services: 1-855-202-0729 (TTY: 1-800-255-0056 or 711), Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.