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Guardianship Services

Purpose: Guardianship involves the provision of services to individuals 17½ and older who are alleged to be incompetent and their families are not willing or able to serve as their Guardian.  It includes legal proceedings in which the court finds an adult incompetent and another party is given responsibility for duties relative to the personal affairs and/or property.

Program Services:

  • Services provided by the Adult and Family Services unit include assessing the client’s ability to make important decisions in regard to personal and/or financial welfare, exploring alternatives to guardianship and providing information to assist the family or others in making decisions.  Services could include initiating and participating in court proceedings and acting as a resource when needed to implement the guardianship order.

For Inquiries about Guardianship services call Adult Services Intake at 828-694-6241.