A guardian is the parent of a minor or someone appointed by the probate court to be responsible for the personal care of an individual. A ward is the legal name for a person to whom a guardian was appointed. The probate court will consider the following persons, in priority order, to serve as a guardian for an adult:
Guardianships are different than conservatorships because the guardian looks after a person and his or her welfare while a conservator safeguards a person’s estate. The duties and powers of a guardian include:
In Alabama, appointment of guardian requires the following steps:
If you have questions about filing a petition for a guardianship, contact Lindsey Eastwood for a consultation.
Probate & Elder Law
Contact Lindsey M. Eastwood
2001 Park Place, Suite 255
Birmingham, AL 35203