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What are the responsibilities of the guardian?

Being appointed a guardian is a fiduciary relationship. That means that the court has made a determination that you as the guardian are trustworthy. In other words, that you’re going to make decisions that are in the ward’s best interest. You’re not going to steal from them. You’re going to make medical decisions that are in their best interest. You’re going to make financial decisions in their best interest. As a guardian, you are stepping into the shoes of the ward and making decisions that you believe are in their best interest. It’s a fiduciary relationship, meaning it’s one of trust. The quarter’s trusting you to make their decisions that are in the best interest of the ward.