Guardianship Tools and Resources

  • Guardianship Decision Tree: Use this tool, created by MN DHS, WINGS, and CESDM, to help inform if guardianship is the most appropriate intervention for an individual and understand other options available.
  • NEW! Guardianship and Conservatorship Complaint Process: Individuals can now report complaints or concerns if they think that a court-appointed guardian or conservator is not acting in the best interest of the person subject to guardianship or conservatorship. They can submit their complaint in one of these 3 ways:
  • For more information about this new complaint process, contact the Judicial Branch’s Audit Manager, Jamie Majerus, at or the new Examiner who will investigate guardianship/conservatorship complaints, Mark Mestad, at

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Maltreatment Information and Resources

  • Contact MN Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) to report suspected maltreatment of a vulnerable adult, 24 hours per day/seven days a week:  1-844-880-1574.
  • Vulnerable Adult statute defines maltreatment of vulnerable adults (abuse, financial exploitation, neglect), mandated reporters and reporting maltreatment requirements.

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Statutes & Legal Resources

  • Minnesota’s Public Guardianship law is Statute 252A Developmental Disability Protection.
  • Minnesota’s private guardianship/conservatorship law is found in Article 5 of the Uniform Probate Code, Protection of Persons Under Disability and Their Property, 524.5-101 – 524.5-903.
  • Minnesota Judicial Branch provides, among other relevant information about guardianship and conservatorship:  Guardianship/Conservatorship forms and a detailed informational Guardianship Manual, as well as Guardianship/Conservatorship Case Status and hosts Minnesota’s Guardianship/Conservatorship Registry.
  • Lawhelp MN offers many resources including fillable forms.
  • The Minnesota Attorney General publishes Probate and Planning, an overview which includes health care directives, power of attorney, guardianship, and conservatorship.
  • MN Department of Human Services has helpful information about identifying and reporting suspected cases of maltreatment.
  • Harris Case is an important case decision from the Minnesota Court of Appeals, regarding harassment restraining orders on behalf of a person subject to guardianship and the right of the person to visitation with others of their choice.