What is a guardianship?
A guardianship is a legal proceeding in the circuit court in which a guardian exercises the legal rights of a minor or incapacitated person. Guardianship's are established for various reasons such as an adult who lacks the ability to care for himself/herself; a minor who has received an inheritance or personal injury settlement; or a minor who is living with relatives who need to make decisions about the minor's schooling and health care.

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1. What is a guardianship?
2. What is a guardian?
3. What does a guardian do?
4. What is required of a guardian?
5. What is an incapacitated person?
6. Is a guardianship the only way to help an incapacitated person?
7. How will an incapacitated person know that a guardianship proceeding has been initiated?
8. What about guardians of minors?
9. If I do not have an attorney to represent me as a guardian, how do I find one?