What is Legal Guardianship?

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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

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