How can I make my selection legally binding?
Every state has a legal process to appoint individuals (known as guardians) to handle the affairs of children or adults who are incapable of taking care of themselves. Parents of a child with special needs can designate a guardian in their Will. In the case of an adult with special needs, the guardian who is currently serving can request a judge to appoint a successor guardian to take over when needed. The successor guardian will have the legal right to handle the health care and financial affairs of your loved one.