The area of guardianship law impacts families with children with disabilities because when a child turns age 18, the decision-making as to the child’s educational services, as determined by the IEP team (or case conference committee), goes to the child, rather than the parent. Obviously in some cases, this would result in harm to the child. Therefore, parents of children with disabilities will have their children sign either powers of attorney to allow the parents to continue the make the educational decisions or the parents will obtain a guardianship in court. The downside of a power of attorney is that it can be revoked fairly easily by the child, whereas revoking a guardianship requires a court decision. The downside of a guardianship is that it costs money and usually involves hiring an attorney to execute the proper documents.