Indiana Supreme Court
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste. 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Lilia G. Judson, Esq.
Executive Director

David J. Remondini, Esq.
Chief Deputy Executive Director

Pho: 317-232-2542
Fax: 317-233-6586

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State Court Administration > Programs & Projects > Adult Guardianship Adult Guardianship

In 2013, the Indiana General Assembly provided funding to establish the Adult Guardianship Office under the Indiana Supreme Court's Division of State Court Administration. 

This office

  • serves as a resource for courts and general public on all issues related to adult guardianship
  • administers grant funding to increase the number of volunteer-based guardianship programs throughout the state

Last year, more than $300,000 in grant funding was awarded to eight volunteer-based guardianship programs, serving fourteen counties.  These programs serve more than 300 vulnerable and incapacitated adults in Indiana who are unable to make personal and financial decisions regarding their care. 

The Indiana Adult Guardianship State Task Force is a multidisciplinary work group of public and private key stakeholders and advocates convened to examine the public policy and service delivery issues and needs related to adult guardianship in Indiana.  Read the February 2012 report »

Online Guardianship Registry

The Adult Guardianship Office is also involved in the development of an online guardianship registry.  The registry provides non-confidential information to the public, including:  the name of the protected person, the name of the appointed guardian, the protected person’s year of birth, whether the guardianship case is active or expired, when the letters of guardianship were issued, the county issuing the guardianship, and the guardianship cause number.  

Access the guardianship registry » 

Access the document to be completed when filing » 

The registry will

  • provide useful and timely information to the public on the current status of guardianships throughout the state 
  • be a vital tool for hospitals, banks, law enforcement, mental health facilities, government agencies, and other service providers who are often placed in emergency situations where knowing whether someone is under a guardianship and who needs to be contacted is critical
  • be an important tool for courts, tracking the number and types of guardianships filed in each jurisdiction

2015 Adult Guardianship Symposium

On Friday, June 12, 2015, the Adult Guardianship Office, along with the Indiana Adult Guardianship State Task Force, Indiana State Guardianship Association, and the Arc of Indiana, will be sponsoring an adult guardianship symposium addressing issues in advocacy and decision-making across the state and in our communities.  Registration will open in April 2015.  For more information, see the “Save the Date” flyer for this event.

For more information on the Adult Guardianship Office, contact

Erica Costello, Staff Attorney
30 South Meridian Street, Suite 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 234-5562

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