Other fiduciaries


Generally, there can only be one guardian of the estate, but the court may have named someone else to act as Martin’s guardian of person to make healthcare and other personal decisions. If that is the case, Martin’s guardian of the person will be your partner in making decisions on Martin’s behalf and in helping him make decisions if he is able. You must work closely together. For example, if Martin will move to a new location or get special care, his guardians must make important personal and financial decisions together. You must consult with one another.

Other types of fiduciaries

Other fiduciaries may have authority to make decisions for Martin. For example, he may have an agent under a power of attorney, a representative payee who handles Social Security benefits, or a VA fiduciary who handles veterans’ benefits. It is important to work with these other fiduciaries and to keep them informed.