What Can an Individual Expect if He or She has a Full Guardian?

When an individual has a full guardian he or she may lose the ability to make many decisions about his or her life.

Some Rights LOST with a FULL Guardianship:

Under FULL guardianship, an individual may no longer be able to:

  • Choose where to live or who to live with
  • Control her own money
  • Decide to marry
  • Smoke or drink alcohol
  • Be in a sexual relationship
  • Use a cell phone without restrictions
  • Use the internet without restrictions
  • Read all books or magazines of his or her choice

Some Rights KEPT with a FULL Guardianship:

Under FULL guardianship, an individual will still be able to:

  • Vote
  • Expect to be treated with respect
  • Practice his or her religious beliefs
  • Seek termination of guardianship

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