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What is Guardianship?

Guardianship of a minor allows another adult to obtain legal rights to a child without interfering with the biological parents' natural rights. Oftentimes families come to us when they have been working with either another extended family member or a friend to assist in raising a child. There are many benefits of getting guardianship of a minor child. For example the guardian can then enroll that child on his or her health insurance plan. In addition the guardian can be entitled or authorized to enroll the child in school in the guardian's district. Also a guardianship can grant the guardian authority to make medical decisions in the absence of the parent. The most beneficial means to obtain guardianship is with the cooperation of a parent. 

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