What is a Guardian?
is appointed by the court to make the personal decisions
for the person subject to guardianship. The guardian has authority to make decisions on behalf of the person subject to guardianship about such things as where to live, medical decisions, training and education, etc.
Persons subject to guardianship
are minors or incapacitated adults who have a court appointed guardian
, lack sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate responsible personal decisions, and who have an inability to meet personal needs for medical care, nutrition, clothing, shelter, or safety.
If you want to have custody or be the "legal guardian" of a minor child
, see Child Custody & Parenting Time
for more information, or talk to a lawyer
. For information about protecting the interests of minor children involved in the courts, visit the Guardian ad Litem Program
Related: Learn about Conservatorship »
MyMNGuardian (MMG) is an application developed by the Minnesota Judicial Branch that allows court-appointed guardians to submit Personal Well-Being Reports (PWBR) and the Affidavit of Service electronically.
New laws went into effect on August 1, 2020 for guardianship and conservatorship cases. The new laws change some of the words and processes. For example, the word “ward” has been changed to “person subject to guardianship” and “protected person” has been changed to “person subject to conservatorship.”
The MN Judicial Branch is in the process of updating the training resources listed below. We are making these resources available to you in their current form while working to update them because they have very helpful information, even if some of the words and procedures do not match the new laws.
Guardianship/Conservatorship Training »
MyMNGuardian Training »
Guardianship/Conservatorship Video »