A guardianship over the person may exercise rights on behalf of the ward such as making medical decisions, decisions about where the ward will live. This type of Guardian is required to report to the Court yearly and submit a plan for the ward’s care.
A guardianship over the property is given authority over ALL of the ward’s property and can make financial decisions on behalf of the ward such as paying the ward’s bills, selling the ward’s property, and caring for other financial needs on behalf of the ward. A guardian over property is required to inventory the ward’s property and account for it annually to the Court. The guardian over property must also seek the Court’s permission for certain financial transactions.