A guardianship is a court ordered relationship in which the guardian acts on behalf of the ward. Wards are persons who are not able to care for themselves or their property. The guardianship may be for the estate only in the circumstance where the guardian cares for the ward’s assets. The guardianship may be for the person only when the guardian has responsibility to assure the personal needs of the ward are met. A guardianship may be established for both the person and estate of the ward.
A guardianship is processed through a county’s probate or juvenile court. The following are links to the probate/juvenile court for each of the seven counties served by SST 11.