Monday, October 14, 2013
Recently, Cormac McEnery wrote an article about guardianship basics entitled What is Guardianship? The article explains when an individual does not have the capacity to care for his or her child a guardian is needed. A guardian is a person appointed by the court that is granted the same legal authority as a parent. A court can also grant a petition to a party seeking to become a guardian. The court first determines what the child's best interest is, and will then grant the guardianship accordingly. Additionally, a parent can identify a guardian is in his or her will.
See Elizabeth I. Liu A Brief Introduction to Guardianship, Wealth Strategies, Oct. 4, 2013.
Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.)) for bringing this article to my attention.