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Assigning a Guardian for a Child or Adult

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A legal guardian is someone who is appointed by the court to take responsibility for another person, known as a "ward." A ward can be either a child or an adult who for some reason cannot manage his own affairs. Although you can appoint a guardian in your will, the probate court is not obligated to accept your choice.

Last Review and Update: Jul 19, 2019