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Adult Guardianship

Adult Care

Adult guardianship is a legal procedure in which a court determines that a person has severe impairments that affect that person’s ability to make decisions, is in need of protection, and that a less restrictive alternative does not exist.  A guardian is court appointed to ensure that the person’s basic needs are met and property safeguarded.

Private guardianship of family member: Contact your own lawyer.

Public guardianship (persons under 65): Department of Social Services, 443-550-6900

Public guardianship (persons over 65): Call the Office on Aging, 410-535-4606/301-855-1170.

Eligibility Requirements

Locations and Contacts