Guardianship & Conservatorship of Incapacitated Persons

Find out who can become a guardian of an incapacitated adult and what the guardianship process is like.

Guardianship is a legal process that gives the guardian permission to take care of and make decisions for an incapacitated adult. An incapacitated person is someone with a clinically diagnosed condition that keeps them from being able to make or communicate decisions about their physical health, safety, or care. The person asking to be named guardian is called the petitioner, and the person believed to be incapacitated is called the respondent.


A list of court locations where you can file for guardianship of an incapacitated person

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