Guardianships Disabled Guardianship is required when an Adult (over age 18) is incapable of caring for themselves or their finances. In a Disabled Guardianship situation, the Court appoints a responsible person to see that the disabled “Ward” gets the care they need and protects the Ward from financial exploitation. Minors (under the age of 18) may have a Guardian appointed if their parents are unable or unwilling to care for them. When a minor receives more than $10,000 in funds, a Guardian must be appointed to protect their funds. Any withdrawals from the minor’s account are reviewed by the Court.