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Questions About Guardianship

In Madison, it doesn't cost anything to file for guardianship, but knowing how to fill out the papers, which papers you need to fill out, knowing the requirements and obligations associated with becoming a guardian, and present your case in court, you may need a lawyer and we can help you through this.

The guardian must know about the ward’s physical and mental status, be familiar with the ward’s needs and be available to carry out all of the powers granted by the court. The guardian should be actively involved in planning and ensuring services for the ward and making informed decisions. You will also need to report annually to the court.

No. The rights of the parents are not terminated.

There are several ways guardianship terminates. A few are:

  • The death of the ward.
  • For a minor, the minor reaches 18 years of age.
  • A judge determines that a guardianship is no longer necessary or beneficial.
  • For a minor, the parent requests to terminate guardianship and you agree.