What is a Guardian?
A guardian is someone chosen by a court to be legally in charge for 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 is usually 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 local lawyer, or local legal aid service for more information.
- Indiana: Guardianship & Alternatives to Guardianship
- West Virginia: Guardian and Conservator Handbook
- Ohio: Guardianship Guide
- Georgia: Georgia Guardianships
- Kentucky: Kentucky State Guardianship
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