In order of preference, the courts will prioritize the following persons:
If the ward is a minor and is at least 12 years of age, the minor may select a guardian in writing, subject to the court’s finding that the proposed guardianship is in the minor’s best interests.
Those suffering from mental incapacity may qualify for guardianship. Those with less permanent challenges usually do not qualify. Less permanent challenges include acute drug addiction, alcoholism, or patterns of destructive financial habits. The Court will find a guardianship inappropriate if there exists a less invasive alternative.
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