What is a legal guardian responsible for?
What is a legal guardian responsible for? A legal guardian is someone who has the legal authority to take care of a child should anything happen to the parents. Guardians are responsible for taking all parental decisions and can also be responsible for managing a child’s property and inheritance.
How does guardianship work in Massachusetts? A guardianship is a legal relationship in which the court appoints a person to care for another. A guardian may be appointed for a minor if the legal parents are unfit or for an adult if she is incapacitated. An appointment for guardianship may be limited in scope or general.
What does it mean to be someone’s guardian? A guardian is a person appointed by the court to make healthcare and other mostly non-monetary decisions for someone who cannot make these types of decisions because of an injury, illness, or disability.
How do you make someone a legal guardian? Legal Guardians can be appointed by parents, Special Guardians or by the Court. They can only be appointed by someone who has parental responsibility for the children. A Legal Guardian cannot be appointed by a parent who is alive, as it is not possible to transfer parental responsibility to another person.