Have you thought about adoption? There are probably a million different questions and concerns you’re working through and it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the vast amount of information out there. A lot of worry comes from the unknown, but so many positive things also stem from it.
Guardianship is a legal proceeding in which the court appoints a person to take care of a minor child when it appears necessary or convenient. The court determines what is necessary or convenient on a case-by-case basis.
Let’s be honest, the line between custody and guardianship can get a tad blurry. Differentiating between them is difficult because they’re essentially the same thing. However, a major distinction between the two is that family courts grant custody orders while probate courts grant guardianship.
In today’s blog, we’ll discuss how guardianship affects parental rights as well as its key differences from child custody and adoptions.