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What is the Difference Between Custody and Guardianship?

What is the Difference Between Custody and Guardianship?

Custody and guardianship both allow someone to care for a minor child. The main difference between the two is how they’re created. Keep reading to find out more. What is Custody? Custody is a family court order that allows someone to care for a minor child. One of the most common uses of custody is…

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How Hard is it to Terminate Guardianship?

How Hard is it to Terminate Guardianship?

Legal guardianship remains an important protection that allows one compassionate person to care for another. The practice is most commonly ordered by the courts to ensure adult oversight of minors. Although used to a lesser degree between adults, guardians help people navigate important everyday life decisions. When the court appoints a friend, relative, or professional…

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What Does it Mean to be a Ward of the State

What is a Ward of the Court?

People become wards of the court, or state, because they are unable to take care of themselves at some level and require certain legal protections. This legal designation is also commonly called being a “ward of the state” and may apply to minors as well as adults. It’s also important to understand that a ward…

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How Should I Plan for Temporary Guardianship in My Family Protection Plan?

How Should I Plan for Temporary Guardianship in My Family Protection Plan?

A temporary guardian assumes the role of a guardian for a limited amount of time. You may need sudden medical care, or if you’re no longer able to care for your children, you may need someone to step in while the permanent guardian prepares to take on their role. To ensure that everything goes smoothly,…

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What to Know During the Guardianship Nomination Process

What to Know During the Guardianship Nomination Process

If something happened to you and you were unable to take care of yourself or your children, who would step in? Ideally, it would be someone you chose. Nominating a guardian before something happens allows you to do just that. What Is a Guardian? Think back to school forms asking for a parent or legal…

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Do I Need to Setup a Temporary Guardianship Form for My Children?

Do I Need to Setup a Temporary Guardianship Form for My Children?

Temporary Guardianship is a concept in family protection & estate planning that you should become aware of.   This is the idea that whether you are away on vacation, or even if you pass away, you want to designate someone you trust with having guardianship over your children.   Obviously, vacation is a lot less…

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5 Simple Ways a Guardianship Attorney Can Help You Today

5 Simple Ways a Guardianship Attorney Can Help You Today

Having a short conversation with a guardianship attorney is enough to start your path to protecting your family. Almost immediately you start to brainstorm how scenarios – good, bad, and weird, might affect you and your children. And that last piece truly is the value of talking to a guardianship attorney, setting up contingency plans…

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