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Understanding Guardianships

At Hoff, Claringbole & Quigley, LLP, our lawyers are experienced and available to help you in a guardianship action.

Guardianship And Incompetency

A court may appoint a guardian for a minor child or an adult who is deemed to be incompetent.

Guardianship And Parent

When parents are unavailable, unable or unwilling to care for a minor child, the court may appoint a guardian. The guardian of a minor child, as guardian of the person, typically has all of the rights and responsibilities associated with the care and custody of a minor child.

Guardianship And Estates

A guardian may also be guardian of the estate, responsible for managing the financial resources of the ward.

Appointment Of A Guardian

Once the need for a guardianship is established, the appointment of a minor’s guardian is determined by what is in the child’s best interest.