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Power of Attorney for Personal Care

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What is a Guardian of the Person?

A Guardian of the Person is someone authorized by a court to make personal decisions for you if you are not mentally capable of making them yourself. Your Guardian must stay in contact with you, consult with you, and try to help you understand the decisions they make for you. Their responsibility is to make the decisions you would make for yourself. If what you would want is not clear, your Guardian must make decisions based on what they believe is best for you.