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Special Needs Planning / Guardianships, OH

A guardian is a person, association or corporation appointed by a probate court to be legally responsible for an incompetent person and/or the person’s property. Most commonly, individuals are appointed to serve as guardians. The person for whom a guardian has been appointed is called the ward. A guardian of the person is appointed to make personal decisions for the ward, such as where the ward will live and how health care services will be provided. It can also include responsibility for a minor ward’s education as required by law. A guardian of the person also serves as guardian of the ward’s minor children, if no other guardian has been appointed for them. A guardian of the estate is appointed to manage the ward’s assets.