A guardian has only the specific powers granted by the court order. A person with a guardian has civil rights under law like anyone else. These rights include the rights to vote, to choose a religion, to have privacy, to choose friends, to marry and have children, and to make a will if competent to do so.
A person under guardianship has a right to have an attorney represent him or her and to choose the attorney.
The guardian must consult with the person under guardianship and should follow his or her wishes whenever possible.
If you are a person under guardianship and your rights are being denied, contact us at Vermont Law Help. Fill out our form or call us at 1-800-889-2047.