in North Carolina
What is Guardianship in North Carolina?
What Types of Guardianships are there in North Carolina?
Guardianship of a Person – The guardian is tasked with ensuring the ward’s well-being, providing for their needs such as shelter and healthcare, as well as their overall upkeep. For a minor, this includes ensuring they receive education, moral guidance, and spiritual nurturing. Further duties and authorities of the guardian can be found at C.G.S. 35A-1241.
Guardianship of an estate – with responsibility for administering the ward’s estate (assets and debts) in the ward’s best interest. Additional duties and powers of the guardian of a minor’s estate are found at C.G.S. 35A-1252 and 35A-1253.
General Guardian – encompasses a person and estate