Guardianships generally fall into two categories. A senior who is incapable of making their own decisions, and a minor who needs court supervision.
We strongly encourage our clients to have proper estate plan documents in place BEFORE you might need them. If you wait to have a Power of Attorney executed, then a guardianship is necessary. It is a court process whereby the court deems the senior is “incapacitated” and usually an adult child becomes the guardian.