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Guardianship Overview

A legal guardian is an adult who is chosen by a court or a dependant’s will to make decisions on behalf of an individual who cannot make decisions for him or herself, usually a minor but sometimes an adult with special needs. Parents may even establish guardianship over their child’s estate in some instances, particularly when a minor comes into a large amount of money. The Guardianship Overview section includes articles covering the basics of guardianship; the types of decisions a guardian typically makes; common reasons for the appointment of guardians; the process of establishing guardianship; the difference between testamentary and temporary guardianship; and more.
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