What is Guardianship?

What is Guardianship

by Estate Planning Attorney Nydia Menendez When people hear the word “Guardianship”, they tend to think of someone taking care of a minor child. However, Guardianship also comes into play when someone over 18 years old is alive but does not have capacity to care for themselves or manage their affairs. The incapacitated person, who could be a minor, someone with special needs or a disability, or any person who has lost capacity, is the Ward. The person with responsibility and authority over the Ward is the Guardian. The Guardian…

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