Guardianship is established when a person with functional needs is no longer able to maintain control over their own decisions. Because this is a legally binding process, it should only be considered as a last resort. Explore alternatives to guardianship and learn about ways to protect the rights of Stark County residents with disabilities.
For information about guardianship and alternatives to guardianship, contact the Stark County Probate Court. You can evaluate your options and choose a path that protects your rights and interests.
According to Disability Rights Ohio, a guardian is a person or entity appointed to take on responsibility for another person’s legal, financial and/or personal needs. This decision is made by the probate court and is legally binding. Find out about the different types of guardianship.
The rights of the individual vary depending on the type of guardianship, but the following rights are maintained in most cases:
Find helpful information about guardianship options and alternatives.
Because guardianship limits a person’s rights to make their own decisions, all other options should be exhausted before appointing a guardian. Learn about your options.
Answers to frequently asked questions surrounding guardianship, your rights and guardianship alternatives.