Colorado Revised Statutes Title 15 Probate, Trusts, and Fiduciaries § 15-14-207 Duties of guardian

(1) Except as otherwise limited by the court, a guardian of a minor ward has the duties and responsibilities of a parent regarding the ward's support, care, education, health, and welfare.  A guardian shall act at all times in the ward's best interest and exercise reasonable care, diligence, and prudence.

(2) A guardian shall:

(a) Become or remain personally acquainted with the ward and maintain sufficient contact with the ward to know of the ward's capacities, limitations, needs, opportunities, and physical and mental health;

(b) Take reasonable care of the ward's personal effects and bring a protective proceeding if necessary to protect other property of the ward;

(c) Expend money of the ward which has been received by the guardian for the ward's current needs for support, care, education, health, and welfare;

(d) Conserve any excess money of the ward for the ward's future needs, but if a conservator has been appointed for the estate of the ward, the guardian shall pay the money at least quarterly to the conservator to be conserved for the ward's future needs;

(e) Report the condition of the ward and account for money and other assets in the guardian's possession or subject to the guardian's control, as ordered by the court on application of any person interested in the ward's welfare or as required by court rule;  and

(f) Inform the court of any change in the ward's custodial dwelling or address.


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