What is Adult Guardianship?A guardian is appointed by a judge to make decisions for an adult who, because of mental or physical illness or disability, cannot make basic financial and day-to-day life decisions themselves. Often times a parent or spouse is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and no longer can make decisions. The family or spouse is called upon to act as “Guardians.” The incapacitated person is called the “Ward.”
Depending upon the Ward’s needs a court may restrict the Guardian’s authority. Guardianship carries significant consequences. A Ward may be restricted from voting or marrying, getting a driver’s license or applying for a loan.
The Guardian is a fiduciary, a person of loyalty. Once a year a Guardian will have to file with the court an accounting of the Ward’s assets, income and expenses, as well as a report on the Ward’s physical condition.
For more information on Adult Guardianship call our office or set up an appointment at our Kenosha, WI or Salem, WI office.
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