Can guardians be removed or have their guardianships modified?

Yes. Guardians are subject to the jurisdiction of the court that appointed them. They can be removed for not acting in a client’s best interests or not following the court’s reporting procedures. Guardianships can be modified for a number of reasons, including a change in the client’s medical status or financial circumstances. Guardians can also be removed or limited in their duties if they become incapacitated in some way themselves. Legal action to remove a guardian is a serious step and may be appropriate. In some cases it may be suitable to explore other avenues to work with that person or agency.