Guardianship and Legal Supervision

People, who are not able to look after their own affairs by themselves, need a representative. The court appoints a guardian for orphaned minors; the interests of grown-ups are looked after by a legal custodian.

Detailed information

The Justizministerium in Baden-Württemberg provides the brochures "Das Betreuungsrecht – praktische Hinweise" (The Guardianship Law – Practical Tips) and "Vorsorgevollmacht und Betreuungsverfügung" (Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare and Appointment of Legal Representative for Healthcare) on the subject of legal supervision.