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There are three types of guardian: 1. Guardian of the Person (one whose sole purpose is that of performing duties relating to the care, comfort and maintenance of a ward); 2. Guardian of the Estate (one appointed solely for the purpose of managing the property, estate and business affairs of a ward); 3. General Guardian (a guardian of both the estate and the person).
A guardian is not required to support the ward financially or to contribute his own resources to the ward, and is not liable for the ward’s debts. Guardians act in a decision-making capacity. They do not have to provide personal care or shelter for their ward(s).