Legal Guardian

A legal guardian is a person appointed by a court to be legally responsible for the care and well-being of someone unable to care for themselves, such as a minor child, an elderly person, or a person with a disability.

Legal guardians have the authority to make decisions about the person's living arrangements, medical care, education, and other important matters.

After the death of a caretaker, Guardianship may need to be determined. A legal guardian will either be designated in a deceased person's Last Will and Testament, or a state court will need to appoint one.

In order to become a legal guardian, an individual will need to petition a Probate Court or Family Court and undergo a background check.

The court will consider factors such as the guardian's ability to provide for the person's needs, their relationship to the person, and their overall fitness to serve as a guardian.