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What are the different types of guardianship?

A guardian is someone appointed by the court to make legal financial and personal decisions for an incapable person. The three types of guardianship are:
  • full guardianship: comprehensive decision-making authority and responsibility over personal and/or legal and financial affairs
  • limited guardianship: decision-making authority and responsibility over selected needs such as healthcare or property
  • joint guardianship: more than one individual sharing guardianship authority and responsibility

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