Court-appointed guardians have many legal responsibilities. For example:
regularly reporting to the court
visiting or taking care of the person they have been appointed to be a guardian for, and/or
managing a person's personal needs or financial affairs, or both
The following resources are available to help guardians fulfill their legal responsibilities:
Guardian Assistance Network (GAN)
Offers support, practical advice, and training to help non-professional ("lay") guardians carry out their guardianship responsibilities.
Guardian and Fiduciary Services (GFS)
Coordinates education, training, information services, monitoring and reporting for court-appointed New York fiduciaries including guardians, attorneys for alleged incapacitated persons, and court evaluators.