Wisconsin recognizes two types of guardianship – a guardian of the person and a guardian of the estate.
- A guardian of the person is an individual appointed by the court to serve for a person under legal disability (such as a minor, an elderly person unable to care for himself, or a person with developmental disabilities), to assist the ward with housing and medical care.
- A guardian of the estate is a person appointed to serve for a person under disability who requires assistance with financial matters.
Guardians work under court supervision and are usually required to file annual reports with the court. We can assist you in establishing and maintaining guardianships as your needs may require.