Guardianship is a legal process that grants the guardian authority to care for, and to make decisions on behalf of, an Incapacitated Person.
An Incapacitated Person is a person with a clinically diagnosed condition that leaves them unable to make or communicate decisions affecting their physical health, safety, or self-care.
The Probate and Family Court may appoint someone, called a guardian, to make some or all decisions for the Incapacitated Person. The person asking to be named guardian is called the Petitioner; the person believed to be incapacitated is called the Respondent.
Guardianship of Incapacitated Persons
- Guardianship of Incapacitated Persons
- Who is Considered an Incapacitated Person?
- Who May Become a Guardian of an Incapacitated Person?
- What Does a Guardian of an Incapacitated Person Do?
- Where Do I File for Guardianship of an Incapacitated Person and What is the Fee?
- What Forms Do I File for Guardianship of an Incapacitated Person?
- Requesting Temporary Guardianship of an Incapacitated Person
- Permanent Guardianship of an Incapacitated Person
- Reporting On, Changing or Ending Guardianship of an Incapacitated Person
- Getting Help with Filing for Guardianship
- More Information on Guardianship of Incapacitated Persons
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