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GUARDIANSHIP – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need an attorney to file for guardianship?

Do I have to be certified to be a guardian?

Who is likely to be appointed guardian?

What are the types of guardianship?

Can the same person be the guardian of the person and the estate?

Are there alternatives to guardianship?

How long does a guardianship last?

Do we have to go back to court to change guardians?

Can a guardian quit?

What happens to the ward if the guardian of the person dies first?

Can a guardian appoint a successor?

Do the guardian and the ward have to live in the same home?

I lost my guardianship letters. How can I get new ones?

Who or what is a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)?

Who or what is an Attorney Ad Litem (AAL)?

What is the difference between a power of attorney and a durable power of attorney?

What is the difference between an intellectual disability and a mental illness?

If my relative has a mental illness when would a guardianship be appropriate?

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