If a person becomes incapacitated and is vulnerable and/or dangerous, it is at times necessary for application to the Court to have all or some of the following of that  person’s rights removed: to marry, to vote, to personally apply for government benefits, to have a  driver’s license, to travel, to seek or retain employment, to contract, to sue and defend lawsuits, to apply for government benefits, to manage property or make a gift or otherwise dispose of property, to determine his or her residence, to consent to medical and mental health treatment, to make decisions about his/her social environment or other social aspects of his/her life.  The removal of these rights is for the protection of the incapacitated person and others.