Guardianship documents are legal documents used to appoint a guardian for a minor child or an incapacitated adult. These documents include a petition for guardianship, a guardianship order, a guardianship plan, and a guardianship accounting. The petition for guardianship is used to request that a court appoint a guardian for a minor or incapacitated adult. The guardianship order is the court’s decision to appoint a guardian. The guardianship plan outlines the guardian’s responsibilities and the guardianship accounting is a report of the guardian’s activities and expenses.