As my father's guardian, am I responsible for his financial needs if he is unable to meet them? 1 answer | Last updated: Jan 14, 2012 abby Q abby asked... As guardian over my father, am I responsible for his financial needs if he is unable to meet them? Answers Barbara Kate RepaCaring.com Expert A Barbara Repa, a Caring.com senior editor, is an attorney, a journalist specializing in aging issues, and the author of WillMaker, software enabling consumers to... See full bio 92% helpful Barbara Kate Repa answered... Your father's debts will remain his debts.In general, as legal guardian or conservator, you will be personal liable for debts you officially incur on his behalf only if: you agreed in advance to be personally responsible, such as by co-signing or guaranteeing a particular transaction you are liable for the debts because of another legal relationship that results in a duty of support, such as you claim your father as a dependent your negligence caused the debt, or you acted beyond your legal authority as guardian or conservator in incurring the debt. Recommended for You Am I responsible for my parent's debt? What is the priority for paying debts for an estate in Tennessee? Are adult children legally responsible for a parent's unpaid nursing home bills? Does power of attorney make me responsible for medical bills?