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Guardian Add joint/Authorized Signers-Court Order?

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May the Guardian of an account add joint and/or authorized signers to a guardian account without a court order?

No. The guardian's authority is limited to what is granted by the court. Unless prior documents granted such authority, a guardian cannot transfer their fiduciary responsibility to another person in the form of an authorized signer, nor can they alter the ownership structure of the ward's assets.

First published on 09/01/2019

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