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Permanent guardianship
Permanent guardianship occurs when an adult takes legal responsibility for a minor child who is not his or her own. In order for guardianship to be considered permanent, the adult must be legally responsible for the child for a period of more than six months, and a court must order the guardianship.
Responsibilities of a guardian
A guardian takes care of a child's personal needs, including shelter, education, and medical care. A guardian may also provide financial management for a child, though sometimes a second person, often called a 'conservator' or 'guardian of the estate,' is appointed for this purpose.
Temporary guardianship
Temporary guardianship occurs when an adult takes legal responsibility for a minor child who is not his or her own. In order for guardianship to be considered temporary, the adult must be legally responsible for the child for less than six months.
Termination of guardianship
A guardianship ordinarily lasts until the child reaches legal age, the child dies, or a judge determines that a guardianship is no longer necessary. If the guardianship was set up solely for the purpose of handling the child's finances, a guardianship may be terminated when the child's assets are used up.
What is guardianship?
Guardianship occurs when an adult takes care of the personal needs, including shelter, education, and medical care of a child who is not his or her own.


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