What is a Legal Guardian?
In Connecticut, once you turn 18, you’re considered an adult who can legally make decisions about your life. You can choose where to live, work, and get medical treatment. You can also choose how to spend your money.
Legal guardianship is granted for some adults with intellectual disability to help manage care, housing, supervision, and other important parts of life. The term “respondent” is someone for whom a guardianship petition has been filed. If the Probate Court grants guardianship, the respondent is then referred to as a “protected person.”