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What is the difference between a guardian of the person and a guardian of the property?

A guardian of the person makes decisions like healthcare decisions, where you’re going to live, your social environment. They make personal decisions for you. The guardian of the property is somebody that makes decisions for you regarding your finances and how your money is being spent. They enter into contracts for you, they might sue on your behalf, defend lawsuits on your behalf, so the guardian of the property is handling just the assets and the financial affairs of you as the ward in the guardianship.