Guardianship is a legal arrangement where a person, called a guardian, is appointed by a court to make decisions on behalf of someone else, known as a ward or protected person.

Guardianship is typically used when the ward is a minor, has a disability, or is otherwise unable to make decisions for themselves. The guardian is responsible for making decisions related to the ward’s care, such as their living arrangements, medical treatment, and education.

The guardian must act in the best interests of the ward and make decisions that promote their well-being and safety. Guardianship can be temporary or permanent, and may be subject to regular review by the court to ensure that the guardian is fulfilling their responsibilities appropriately.