|FAQ Frequently Asked Questions||Who May Serve as Guardian?|
|An individual may serve as guardian of a minor or of an incapacitated person.|
For a minor, the court will appoint a person whose appointment will be in the best interest of the minor. A minor ward who is 14 years of age or older may nominate a guardian.
For an incapacitated person any competent person may be appointed guardian. Such person may be the spouse, an adult child or parent of the ward, or any relative with whom the ward has resided for more than six months. Before being appointed as guardian, the individual must provide various background information to the court.