What does a guardian do?

A guardian of the property must inventory the property, invest it prudently, use it for the person's support, and account for it by filing detailed annual reports with the court. In addition, the guardian must obtain court approval for certain financial transactions. A guardian of the person may exercise those rights that have been removed from the person and delegated to the guardian, such as providing medical, mental, and personal care services and determining the place and kind of residential setting best suited for the person. The guardian must present to the court annually a detailed plan for the person's care.

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1. What is a guardianship?
2. What is a guardian?
3. What does a guardian do?
4. What is required of a guardian?
5. What is an incapacitated person?
6. Is a guardianship the only way to help an incapacitated person?
7. How will an incapacitated person know that a guardianship proceeding has been initiated?
8. What about guardians of minors?
9. If I do not have an attorney to represent me as a guardian, how do I find one?