Guardianship

We all need a little help from time to time, some of us more than others. Children and the elderly especially may need help when making big life or legal decisions. A "guardian" is someone who is chosen or appointed to make legal decisions for another person who is unable to make those decisions on their own. Guardianship is often over a child or an individual who has become incapacitated through age or disability. The "Guardianship" section of FindLaw's Family Law Center can give you some facts, forms, and answers to common questions regarding becoming or appointing a legal guardian.