Powers of Attorney & Guardianship “ GLSC-DLC will provide legal assistance, advocate, and promote equal rights and equal access to justice for the underserved communities of Guam” GLSC-DLC Mission Statement
In making a selection of an individual to serve as guardian, first consideration is usually given to those who play a significant role in the person’s life. The guardian should be someone who is both aware of and sensitive to the disabled person’s needs and preferences. It is very important to remember that guardianship is a relationship in which one person places trust and confidence in the capability, integrity and fidelity of another. It is within the power of the court to name co-guardians if two individuals wish to share the duties.
Adults with Disabilities (Intellectual and Physical)
The responsibilities of a guardian usually end, in a legal sense, when the child reaches 18 years of age, marries, is adopted, or if guardianship is ended by the court, the guardian, the child or the parent.