guardian - definition

Create account
Where to search:
Thesaurus


Dictionaries » Dictionary of Law » G »

guardian - definition



A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
(Non-alphabetical character)

guardian


n. a person who has been appointed by a judge to take care of a minor child or incompetent adult (both called "ward") personally and/or manage that person's affairs. To become a guardian of a child either the party intending to be the guardian or another family member, a close friend or a local official responsible for a minor's welfare will petition the court to appoint the guardian. In the case of a minor, the guardianship remains under court supervision until the child reaches majority at 18. Naming someone in a will as guardian of one's child in case of the death of the parent is merely a nomination. The judge does not have to honor that request, although he/she usually does. Sadly, often a parent must petition to become the guardian of his/her child's "estate" if the child inherits or receives a gift of substantial assets, including the situation in which a parent gives his/her own child an interest in real property or stocks. Therefore, that type of gift should be avoided and a trust created instead. While the term "guardian" may refer to someone who is appointed to care for and/or handle the affairs of a person who is incompetent or incapable of administering his/her affairs, this is more often called a "conservator" under a conservatorship. See also: conservator ward



Permanent link to this page: http://www.diclib.com/cgi-bin/d1.cgi?l=en&base=en_law&page=showid&id=1036


Learn foreign languages chatting with us!

  • Zaya, 42
    Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar
    Native language: Russian
    Foreign language: English
    Zaya
  • richie, 38
    China, Beijing
    Native language: Chinese Traditional
    Foreign language: English
    richie
  • yugaquibdo, 30
    Colombia, Bogotã¡
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    yugaquibdo
  • Helen
    Turkey, Istanbul
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    Helen
  • Гапутина Яна
    Belarus, Заславль
    Native language: Belarusian, Russian
    Foreign language: English
    Я очень креативная, я очень ленивая, я большой патриот, и когда встаю на весы, я восклицаю & quot; О, my God!& quot; Вот как то так.... 0_о
    Гапутина Я...
  • Fernando Prieto, 70
    Mexico, San Miguel De Allende
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    Physician. Graduated 44 years ago. Former internist and a lung- heart specialist. At present, medical director at a nursing home - assisted living facility near San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. Love reading, languages, watching night sky, biking. I am sociable and like people of all ages.
    Fernando P...
  • rawe1994, 20
    Spain, Valencia
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English, Catalan
    rawe1994
  • Juli, 36
    Russian Federation, Novorossiysk
    Native language: Russian
    Foreign language: Spanish
    Yo trabajo como analista financiero. En mi tiempo libre me encanta la pesca, la lectura. Me gusta dibujar y cantar, pero lo hago mal. Ahora está tratando de aprender español.
    Juli
  • Terry51, 24
    Mexico, Queretaro
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English, Russian, French, Arabic
    I like cats, indie rock music, chocolate, reading, drawing, watching movies and eating pizza. ( I know... I swear I&# 39; m not five years old.) I&# 39; d basically like to find someone to practice my English with or who would like to practice Spanish. :) I also like Russian and French, which are languages I don&# 39; t fully understand but would like to learn.
    Terry51
  • Daniel Steven, 20
    Colombia, Bogotá
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    I am a musician, I&# 39; m very shy but honest and friendly and I am also a Christian
    Daniel Ste...
  • Atenea, 28
    Honduras, Tegucigalpa
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Spanish
    Mi nombre es Atenea, soy de Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Tengo 26 Años, soy bajita, blanca, ojos color cafe, cabello negro largo. Mi musica es el metal, mi genero favorito es el Blac metal, aunque escucho todos los generos. Mi pasatiempo favorito es leer.
    Atenea
  • Jose, 35
    Dominican Republic, Santiago
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    Jose
  • yppv, 17
    Colombia, Bogotã¡
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Spanish
    yppv
  • Saltanat, 19
    Czech Republic, Brno
    Native language: Russian
    Foreign language: English, Czech, Spanish
    Hello everyone ;) I am 17 , from Kazakhstan, Astana, but now I am in CR , Brno, for studying Czech language. I would like to chat someone and practice my Czech ;)
    Saltanat
  • evelyn, 18
    Peru, Lima
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Spanish
    evelyn
  • andres alvarez, 24
    Colombia
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    andres alv...
  • Алекса
    Russian Federation, Moscow
    Native language: Russian
    Foreign language: English, Spanish
    Люблю читать, слушать музыку. Люблю хорошие фильмы для подумать. Вообще я интроверт, поэтому с людьми схожусь трудновато, но если таки это случилось, то общаюсь, чему- то учусь и, возможно, что- то даю взамен.
    Алекса
  • marianita, 21
    Mexico, Leon Gto
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    marianita
  • Roge el goloso, 22
    Panama, Panama
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Spanish
    estudio en la umecit; toy soltero y en buska ; soy satirasis pero bien goloso.
    Roge el go...
  • Mirna, 51
    El Salvador, San Salvador
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    Mirna