Guardian Advocate Information – What is a Guardian Advocate?
Often a Guardian Advocate needs to be appointed when a person with a developmental disability turns 18 years old. Upon becoming an adult, the parent no longer has the legal ability to make decisions for them.
In most cases, the parent or other close relative will become the Guardian Advocate. It is possible to obtain a guardianship without declaring the individual incompetent.
Background Check Requirements:
Unless waived by the Court, the Guardian Advocate must be fingerprinted to assist with a background investigation.
The Guardian Advocate must attend a hearing. The developmentally disabled person also has a right to be at the hearing.