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Covington Guardianship Attorney - Serving Newton & Rockdale County
A legal guardian is a person who has the legal authority (and the corresponding duty) to care for the personal and property interests of another person, called a ward. Guardians are typically used in three situations: guardianship for an incapacitated senior (due to old age or infirmity), guardianship for a minor, and guardianship for developmentally disabled adults. In other words, a guardian is someone who is chosen -- either by a court or by being named in a legal document such as a will -- to make decisions for someone (generally referred to as the "ward") who can't make decisions for him or herself.
A guardianship requires that someone act on behalf of and protect the ward during the period of time when the ward is incapable of acting for him/herself. Guardians may be appointed for children as well. When a minor has no adult or other family member to make certain decisions on the minor's behalf until they reach the age of majority, a court can be asked to appoint a guardian for the minor.
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William F. Elliott, P.C.
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