Any competent person over 18 years of age may serve as legal guardian absent facts that persuade a court that such person is unsuitable to serve as guardian. Legal guardianship is a serious matter and one should have an understanding of the nature and scope of one’s obligations as guardian and have understanding and compassion for the disabled person. People who are going through their own life crises, such as serious health issues, financial or marital difficulties, substance abuse problems, and so forth probably should not be taking on this responsibility, but much depends on the circumstances. Get legal counsel as early as possible.
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