What is guardianship all about?

Guardianship is a legally defined process whereby a person (the ward) has been declared by the Probate Court to be incompetent and a guardian is appointed by the Probate Court for the care and management of the ward. Guardianship may be of the person, the estate, or both. Wayne County Volunteer Guardianship Association Volunteers will only be appointed as Guardian of the person. In most instances, the guardianship of the person will be requested from the Probate Court or in some cases a care facility. There are certain requirements of a guardian that are part of the Ohio Revised Code. These will be dealt with in detail in the training session.