Appointing Guardians for Adults
There may be a time during an adult’s life where they are no longer able to care for themselves. Typically, this occurs when an adult becomes incapacitated and is no longer able to make their own decisions responsibly. When this happens, the person’s family must file a petition with the court requesting that the court appoint someone to serve as the adult’s legal guardian. The guardian for the adult is then responsible for making all of the person’s important decisions, including living and care decisions.