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Who monitors Guardians to ensure the ward’s interest and assets are being protected?

A guardian is required to submit an annual report to the court. The clerk’s office is responsible for reviewing these reports and investigating any concerns they may have as a result. Additionally the clerk’s office would investigate any allegation of impropriety that is reported to them. Following the clerk’s audit, the report is taken to the presiding guardianship judge for review and approval. If it appears that the guardian is not properly performing his or her duties, the court will take the necessary steps to protect the person under guardianship and/or his assets.

The Office of Public and Professional Guardians responsibilities’ include regulating approximately more than 550 professional guardians statewide, which includes investigating, and if deemed appropriate, the discipline of guardians in violation of law.