There are two types of Guardianships: Guardianship of the Person and Guardianship of the Estate. In either case the individual appointed by the Court to serve as Guardian is responsible to over see the well being of the person the Court has determined to be incapacitated and unable to care for him or herself either physically or financially.
For individuals under the age of 18, except in certain circumstances, there is no need to appoint a Guardian since the parent is the natural Guardian of the Person. However, if a child under 18 years of age becomes the owner of money or other tangible property there may be the need for the appointment of a Guardian of the Estate.
The Guardianship process may seem a bit overwhelming to you if you have not had any experience with it or the Court system. In order to explain the process and answer any questions you may have prior to instituting a Guardianship proceeding we will be happy to visit with you at NO CHARGE to answer any of your questions.