Guardianship Overview

A guardian is a person appointed or chosen to take legal decisions on behalf of another who is unable to do so on his or her own. Generally a guardian is appointed for a child or someone who is incapacitated due to disability or age. This section provides information on the guardianships including the decisions that guardians have to take, reasons why guardians are appointed, procedure for establishing guardianship and much more. Please click on the links to know more.

  • The Basics of Guardianship : Learn about when guardians are appointed, how they’re selected, what kinds of decisions they make, and when it’s appropriate to remove a guardian.
  • Guardianship of Minors : In this section, you’ll find information on selecting a guardian for a minor, the responsibilities a guardian can handle on behalf of a child, and more.
  • FAQ: Establishing Guardianship : Find answers to your questions about appointing a guardian for your child, your powers and responsibilities as a guardian, and more.
  • FAQ: Guardianship of Minors : In this section, you’ll find information on the role of a guardian in the life of a minor, the differences between guardianships and adoptions, and more.

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