Guardianship and Decision-Making Options

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When your child turns 18, you no longer have the legal right to make decisions for them. Learn how to decide on the best way to help them, including applying for guardianship: legal permission to make decisions for them. We’ll walk you through your options and the legal process.

This Guide will help you:

  • Assess how well your child can make their own decisions as they enter adulthood

  • Explore ways to help them with decision-making

  • Learn how to apply for full or limited guardianship if that’s the best option

  • Connect with organizations that can support you in this process