Guardianship Of A Minor
Guardianship is a legal relationship between a person and a minor. The guardian has the legal authority to make decisions on behalf of the minor, including decisions about education, medical care, and other matters. Guardianship can be temporary or permanent and can be established by a court order or by the agreement of the parties involved. Guardianship can be important for ensuring that a minor’s best interests are considered in their care and welfare decisions.
There are two types of guardianship- legal and physical. Legal guardianship gives a person the authority to make decisions on behalf of a child, such as what school they will attend or what medical treatment they will receive. Physical guardianship grants a person the right to have custody of and live with a child. In some cases, one person may have both legal and physical guardianship.
Both types of guardianship can be granted by a court or by agreement between the parties involved. If a court grants guardianship, it is important to note that the child’s parents still retain their rights unless the court has specifically terminated them.