Legal Guardianship of a minor
According to California Courts, legal guardianship of a minor is a situation in which the court grants the custody of a child to someone other than the child’s parent(s) in one of three ways:
- To have custody of the child and care for his or her physical well-being; or
- To manage the child’s estate (in other words, the property of the child); or
- Both to have custody of the child and to manage his or her property.
A legal guardian is usually someone other than a biological parent that has been given custody of a child (or children) by the court in the state of California. It is important to note how thorough the process of determining whether they should give legal custody of a child to someone other than a biological parent. The success rate of guardianship is based on several factors that prove categorically that the biological parent(s) are unable to care for the child.
Some of these factors include but aren’t limited to:
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Military duty overseas
- Profound financial issues
- Or other issues deem fit by the court