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What is a guardian of property?

A guardian of property is someone the court names to manage money and property for someone else whom the court has found cannot manage their money and property alone.

Sometimes a guardian of property is also appointed as guardian of the person. This is someone who makes health care and other personal decisions. As a guardian of property or guardian of the person, you are a fiduciary.

If you have been named a guardian of property or a guardian of the person and need more information about your duties, read this guide on managing someone else’s money.