Guardianship in Wisconsin

Guardianship is a legal process that is utilized when an individual is unable to make or communicate safe or sound decisions about his/her person and/or property. This inability makes the individual susceptible to abuse, neglect, exploitation and/or undue influence. Because establishing a guardianship may remove considerable rights from an individual, it should only be considered after alternatives to guardianship, such as a Power of Attorney, have proven ineffective or are unavailable.

For additional information about guardianship as well as advanced directives and protective services/placement in Wisconsin visit the Guardian Support Center website through the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resource, Inc. (GWAAR) which offers comprehensive resources.

To learn about becoming a volunteer guardian for an at-risk adult living in Kenosha County, please visit Volunteer Guardian Services.