The guardian has to report to the court once a year. The guardian must file an annual accounting with the Court showing how the guardian spent the ward’s money during the year. The Judge reads the accounting and must approve it.
The guardian must also file a personal status report every year that tells the Judge how the ward is doing and explains how the guardian carried out his or her duties as guardian. The report must also include the guardian’s opinion as to whether the ward still needs a guardian.
Getting the Judge’s Permission before Taking an Action
The guardian must get the Judge’s permission before selling the ward’s real estate.
In some situations, the guardian must also get the Judge’s approval before changing where the ward lives.
The guardian also needs the Judge’s permission to make certain medical decisions.
If the ward disagrees with the decision of the guardian, the ward has the right to ask the Judge to change the decision.