My 22 year old son is severly metally disabled and has become addicted to drugs. His doctor has suggested to get a Durable Power of Attorney so that we can care for him better and protect his life. Could you explain the differences between this and legal guardianship? My ex does not want to do guardianship because he was told he would then be liable for all our sons legal and monetary debts that may incur. My son is on medicaid and receives SSI.