Guardianship

Securing the health, safety and happiness of individuals with disabilities

When a person turns 18 years old, he or she is an adult and is presumed to be able to exercise his or her legal rights. Some individuals, however, are unable to make informed decisions about their lives. They need to go through a legal process in which a person or corporation is appointed as their guardian.

Guardianship should be evaluated on an individual basis. Not every person with a disability needs a guardian. For those that do meet the criteria under Wisconsin State Statue Chapter 54, a guardian is necessary for decision-making, monitoring, advocacy and support.

Life Navigators Experience

In July of 1977, Life Navigators was licensed by the state of Wisconsin to serve as a Corporate Guardian of the Person for individuals with disabilities. When an individual is in need of a guardian but does not have a parent, family member or volunteer that can serve in this capacity, Life Navigators can be appointed by the court.

As a Corporate Guardian, Life Navigators

  • Assures that personal, civil and human rights of each individual are being served and protected.
  • Encourages each individual to participate to the maximum extent of their abilities in decisions.
  • Encourages each individual to act on their own behalf in matters in which they are able to do so.

Are you interested in learning more about guardianship and the services Life Navigators provides? Contact us at 414-774-6255 or visit our events page for upcoming presentations.