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  • Parental Rights Termination and Parental Unfitness
    Parental Rights Termination and Parental Unfitness

    Yesterday, we discussed about guardianship and parental unfitness under Probate Code section 1513 (c). In a similar vein, we will discuss about parental rights termination based upon child's best ...

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  • Guardianship Cases and Parental Unfitness
    Guardianship Cases and Parental Unfitness

    The drama surrounding Ariel Winters of Modern Family fame and her 32 year-old sister's quest to obtain guardianship over her brings to mind a guardianship case titled Guardianship of Christian G. ...

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  • Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act Approved
    Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act Approved

    This week a new act called the Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The act was sponsored by Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and it's purpose ...

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  • What is a Guardian Ad Litem?
    What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

    If you have been reading this blog or browsing the David A. Shapiro website , then you should be aware by now the definition of what a guardian is and the duties required to protect their ward. ...

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  • Joint Guardianship Legal Process
    Joint Guardianship Legal Process

    As a parent faced with a life threatening disease, you may have considered using a joint guardianship for your minor child. Once you've established that a joint guardianship is the right course of ...

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  • Joint Guardian - Your Role and Responsibilities
    Joint Guardian - Your Role and Responsibilities

    As soon as the parent becomes unable to care for the child the appointed guardian will then become responsible for the child's care, custody, and general well-being. The duties required of the ...

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