The ward has a right to have an attorney appointed by the court to represent him or her. The ward also has a right to choose his or her own attorney. If the guardianship is granted, the ward still has the right to talk with an attorney or other advocate privately.
The guardian must consult with the ward before making a decision, and should follow the ward’s wishes when possible.
The ward still has other civil rights under law like anyone else. These rights include the right to vote, to privacy, to marry and have children, to make a will, and to retain an attorney.