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Guardianship requires that the parents surrender their parental rights. Temporary custody is just that-temporary-and the parents retain their rights to custody at any time unless of course the courts are made aware of circumstances that would endanger the children.
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A guardianship establishes a non-parent with quasi-parental rights, such as rights to physical or legal custody of a minor child. It does not terminate the parental rights of either parent, but it certainly impacts the rights of the parents.
Temporary custody, when used in the context of a guardianship, endows the temporary guardian with guardianship powers for a specified period of time. Unlike a general guardianship, the temporary guardianship will terminate automatically unless the temporary guardian reapplies for either an extension or a general guardianship.