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Adult Guardianships

Involuntary guardianship of an adult

If you believe an adult is incapable of managing their personal care, their financial affairs, or both, you may petition the court to appoint a guardian to promote the person's well-being or protect the person's human and civil rights. The court may appoint a total guardian or a limited guardian. In either case, the guardian encourages the person under guardianship to build independence and self-reliance.


Voluntary guardianship of an adult

If you are an adult who needs help managing your own affairs, you may file a petition to ask for the appointment of a guardian for yourself. 

Minor Guardianships

There are circumstances when a court-appointed guardian is needed to provide for a minor's personal care (custodial guardianship) or protection of their property (financial guardianship), or both.