Why guardianship might be needed
If an adult has incapacity and is unable to make decisions, you might need legal authority to do certain things for them.
If there is nothing legal already in place, such as a power of attorney, giving you or someone else power to do those things, an application for a guardianship order can be a way to help with making decisions.
Guardianship is likely to be more suitable when decisions need to be taken over a longer period of time for an adult with incapacity.
The information was last updated on: 12th May 2015