In another edition of What’s the Law with Coralie Chun Matayoshi, she discusses what a guardian is and why one might be needed.
“There are a number of instances in which a child may need a Guardian. Parents could die suddenly, become physically or mentally incapacitated, go to prison, or get deployed. In such cases, a Guardian can be appointed by the Court to become legally responsible for the child. A Guardian would take custody and make decisions regarding education, medical treatment, and basic financial decisions.
Guardianship can be for a set term (Emergency up to 30 days – example military duty) or for a certain (e.g. education).
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