Welcome to the "Guardianship" section of FindLaw's Family Law Center. 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. This section provides in-depth information on the law on guardianships, when a guardian might be necessary, the process of appointing a guardian, and more. Please select a topic from the list below to get started.
Guardianship of Minors, Establishing Guardianship, FAQ, More...
State Guardianship Forms, Choosing a Guardian, Documents to Gather, More...