What are alternatives to Guardianship?

Less restrictive means to protect the disabled adult should be considered before a guardianship petition is filed. Needs may be met by a representative payee, an attorney-in-fact, a health care agent acting under a durable power of attorney or family and friends.

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1. Who is an Incompetent Adult?
2. Who can petition the court for a Guardianship hearing?
3. What are alternatives to Guardianship?
4. How does the court decide whom to appoint as Guardian?
5. Is the Guardian financially responsible for the ward?