Common Questions Related to Disability in Utah
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- Who can be appointed a guardian?
- How long does it take to have a guardian appointed?
- What are the responsibilities of a guardian?
- How is a guardianship terminated?
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A person who is over 18 years of age and is a friend or family member to the ward may be appointed as a guardian. However, it is of the utmost importance that the person chosen to be a guardian be someone that you and your family trust to care for your loved one.
The process of appointing a guardian is relatively quick. Assuming there are no unforeseen complications, most guardianships are established within a month from filing. Experienced Provo law firms can assess your situation and help you file the paperwork needed to appoint a guardian to look after your loved one.
The duties and responsibilities of a guardian are established by the probate court in Utah overseeing the guardianship. Depending on the type of guardianship you are seeking, a guardian may be required to tend to all or some of the personal affairs of the ward. A knowledgeable lawyer at a well-established Provo law firm can explain to you that a limited guardianship restricts the decision-making power of the guardian while still providing a level of care to the ward.
If the condition of your loved one improves, or if you feel that the wrong person was appointed as guardian, you may petition the probate court to terminate the guardianship.