What is Legal Guardianship?
A legal guardian is an adult with the legal authority to care for someone else, called their ward. Legal guardians are responsible for the health and well-being of their ward. This encompasses everything that impacts the person’s life, including: doctor’s visits, school, financial responsibility, transportation, housing, and supplying groceries. People who require guardianship often fall into 3 different categories:
- Incapacitated Seniors
- Developmentally Disabled Adults
- Minor Children