What Does a Guardianship in Virginia Do?

In Virginia, Guardianship often relegates the following responsibilities to the appointed guardian:

  •  Choosing residence
  •   Providing informed consent to medical treatment
  •   Making end-of-life decisions
  •   Making property transactions
  •   Obtaining a driver’s license
  •   Owning, possessing, or carrying a firearm or other weapon
  •   Contracting or filing law suits
  •   Marriage
  •   Voting

To safeguard the protected person’s right to due process, he or she is entitled to notice of, and ability to attend all legal proceedings related to guardianship.

The guardian is required to report to the court about his or her activities on an annual basis.

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