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About Custodianship

The german custodianship law has been completely changed in 1992. Guardianship was renamed into custodianship (Betreuung). When a person of full age who, as a result of mental desease or physical, mental or psychical handicap is incapable of managing his own affairs, a guardian can be appointed (article 1896 german Civil Law). The adult guardian is responsible for personal and estate matters, medical treatment. But the ward has full capacity with all human rights like marrying, voting or making a will. Every custodian has to report annual to the guardianship court (Betreuungsgericht).