A guardianship authorizes one person (the guardian) to act as a proxy in making health care or financial decisions for another (the ward). Guardianships can apply to children but are often used to protect adults who are mentally or physically incapable of making or implementing decisions for themselves. There are different types of guardianships depending on the needs of the ward.
The legal relationship between a ward and a guardian is one of great responsibility. If you are planning on arranging a guardianship for yourself or a loved one, our Reed Law attorneys can help.