Adult Guardianship Law and Legal Definition

Adult guardianship refers to those statutes which make investigation into the ability of an adult to manage his/her person or affairs. In the event, a court or jury finds that an adult cannot manage affairs, adult guardianship laws provide legal process to appoint a guardian of the person and a guardian of the estate. Adult guardianship is distinguished from the family law statutes in the sense that, family law statute sets out law and process as regards to the guardianship or custody of a child, usually in the event of the death or separation of their parents.