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Can a Guardianship Be Terminated?

February, 2018



Sometimes it becomes apparent that a guardianship is no longer necessary, or the level of restrictiveness is no longer appropriate. The marriage of a ward (an adult with a disability for whom a guardianship has been established) terminates guardianship of the person but not the estate. There is a presumption that the new husband/wife will now oversee the personal care of his or her spouse. If two individuals who are under a guardianship get married, both will no longer have guardians of their person. 

Only the court can terminate a guardianship. This process is started by submitting a motion to the probate court. 


Read more about Guardianship in Ohio in the online version of our recently published book. Link to Guardianship FAQs on our website.


Contact us at 614-923-5761 if you would like to have a copy of Guardianship in Ohio, written by Logan Philipps and Bill Root.


See the list of our other publications here.


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