Guardianships

Overview of Guardianships


Guardian of a minor: The guardian takes the role of the parent regarding the care and custody of the minor. Guardian is responsible for making decisions that is in the best interest of the minor.
Minor Guardianship
Service Information: Minors

Limited Guardian of Minor: Custodial parent(S) and proposed guardian must set a placement plan during the period of the guardianship. The guardian takes the role of the parent regarding the care and custody of the minor while the guardianship stands, guardian is also responsible for the decision making of the minor while the minor is in their care.
Limited Minor Guardianship
Service Information: Limited Guardianship


Guardian of a Legally Incapacitated Individual: The guardian looks over the needs and care of the individual while the guardianship is in place. The care and needs can include: medical, living arrangements, and legal decisions.
Adult Guardianship
Service Information: Guardianships for Incapacitated Individuals


Guardian of a Person who is Developmentally disabled: The guardian can be appointed as plenary or partial for either the person OR the estate, the court can also appoint the guardian as guardian of the person AND the estate. Partial guardianship has an expiration of 5 years after appointment. Guardian of the person is responsible for the care and custody of the individual, can include: medical, living arrangements, and legal decision. Guardian of the estate is responsible for the money and property of the individual.
Developmentally Disabled Guardianship