Guardianship

 Minors who are unable to care for themselves and/or their estate, and do not have parents who are able to do so, may need to be appointed a guardian. The guardian is generally a person who is close to the person in need. This type of guardian will be responsible for the child’s health, welfare, education, shelter, money, and property. The guardian must act in the best interest of the minor while acting. Although a guardianship does not automatically terminate parental rights, the guardian, at least until the Court so decides, has the power over the frequency that the parents are able to see their child.