Who can be a guardian?

A person 18 years of age or older who has an interest in the protection of the personal or property rights of the ward -may qualify to serve as a court-appointed guardian. A completed Application for Appointment of Guardian form must be submitted by the proposed guardian at the time a guardianship case is opened. The court will review the application to ensure the guardian will best serve the needs of the ward.

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1. Who can be a guardian?
2. What are the responsibilities of a guardian?
3. How do I become a guardian?
4. Is a guardian subject to a background check prior to appointment?
5. What are the filing and audit fees associated with guardianship cases?
6. How do I report suspected fraud, waste, or abuse in guardianships?