Term Guardianship Assistance
Code FT-6900.2500
Definition Programs that provide assistance for people who are in favor of or want to oppose the appointment of a guardian to care for and/or manage the affairs of a child or adolescent during minority (generally younger than age 18). In some states, particularly those with no arrangements for conservatorships, whose conservatorships are voluntary covering property and powers designated by the conservatee or whose conservatorships address only the individual's estate, guardianships may also apply to adults who have been found by the courts to be incapable of managing their own affairs.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 12/15/16
Use References Legal Guardian Appointment Services
See Also References Conservatorship Assistance (FT-6900.1500)
Guardianship/Conservatorship Court Investigation (FJ-2650)
Public Guardianship/Conservatorship Programs (PH-6500.0500-680)
Representative Payee Services (DM-7000)
External Classification Terms Legal Aid-Civil (UW
Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (USA LE-450)
Legal/Public Safety (CAN LP-450)
Legal Services (NTE I80)
Specialized Law Practice Areas (NPC I06)
Related Concepts Children and Youth
Financial Services/Benefits
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Guardianship", Florida Bar Association, http://www.floridabar.org/tfb/flabarwe.nsf NOTE: this document is no longer available.

"Guardianship & Conservatorship", Fleming & Curti, P.L.C., http://www.elder-law.com/guard.html

"Guardianship & Conservatorship", National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, http://www.naela.com NOTE: the materials we used are no longer accessible by non-members.

"Guardianship Services", http://www.sips.state.nc.us NOTE: this document is no longer available.

"Guardianships and Alternatives", Ohio Association of Probate Judges, http://www.ohiojudges.org/_cms/tools/act_Download.cfm?FileID=239&/guardianship.pdf

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