When a person is no longer able to manage his or her own financial and/or personal affairs, the court may appoint a guardian to do so. A Guardianship is generally a last resort—more often something less restrictive, such as a Durable Power of Attorney will be used. Guardians typically take care of health care decisions, financial affairs, and the personal affairs of the incapacitated person. Get answers to your questions about guardianships in the guides below.