What are a guardian’s duties?
The guardian makes decisions about how the child lives, including their residence, health care, food, and social activity. The guardian is supposed to consider the child’s previously established values when making these living decisions.
The court supervises the guardian’s choices on behalf of the ward. After the initial appointment of a guardian, an initial review is usually scheduled, followed by annual reports by the guardian to the court. The purpose of this supervision is to ensure that the child is in fact benefiting from the living environment with appropriate food, clothing, social and educational opportunities, and medical care.