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A legal process, utilized when a person can no longer make or communicate safe or sound decisions
Guardianship is a court process by which a person other than a parent is given custody of a child or authority over a child’s assets, if any. A legal guardian is given the authority and responsibility to provide care for a child or to handle the child’s assets or both.
Appointment of a guardian requires the filing of a petition and the approval by the court. If the court establishes a probate guardianship, the guardianship may be:
If the court appoints you as a guardian for a child, you will assume important duties and responsibilities. You will become responsible to the court. It is essential that you clearly understand your duties and responsibilities as guardian.
Relatives, friends of the family, or any other interested person may be considered as potential legal guardians.
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