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What is guardianship?

Guardianship is granted by the court to someone other than the parents. When someone receives legal guardianship they have the right to make decisions for the child and their upbringing, during the time that the parents have no rights to the children. The parents may be allowed visitation and sometimes supervised visitation but are not allowed to care and have the children in their custody. Read below where legal Experts have answered some of the most asked questions on legal guardianship.

What is general guardianship?

General guardianship is just the same as legal guardianship. The guardianship is permanent until the court stops it or unless the court has put a cease time on the guardianship.

What is the difference between temporary custody and guardianship?

Guardianship is where the parents give up their rights to the child to another person. Temporary custody is just as it says -- it’s temporary. The parents still have rights to their child, and can regain custody at any given time unless the court sees that in best interest of the child that they are placed back in the care of the parents.

If someone lives in the United States and has legal guardianship of their sibling from overseas can they petition for immigration and the United States recognize it?

A petition for immigration will normally take about ten years. The United States only allows immigration if they are an immediate family member, or unless they were adopted before the age of sixteen. However, to only bring the sibling over for a temporary stay, they can apply for Humanitarian Parole, but that will only allow them to visit for a short time.

Can someone reverse legal guardianship if the children were once in foster care?

In most cases they can’t reverse the guardianship. Unless they volunteered from DHS then they just can’t walk away from the duties they said they would do. The only way to give up the guardianship is to either find another party to accept the guardianship or talk to DHS and see if they can’t have the child placed with another party.

If someone has dropped the petition for guardianship can the lawyer contact the court to see that the child be removed from the parent and into foster care?

Technically, this sort of thing can happen. In these types of cases the child has their own attorney while the person the petition of the guardianship has their own. They are two different parties. One may have dropped the case, but the other may still feel as if they need to be removed from the home. Before anything else happens they may want to hire an attorney to see them in court for the judgments.

There are different types of guardianship. There is legal guardianship and temporary guardianship. Legal guardianship has full rights to the child, and the parent’s gives up their rights. Whereas temporary guardianship is just temporary, the parents have the right to regain their rights to the child and have the guardian ship place back in the home. To receive easy to understand, fast and affordable answers based on an evaluation of your case details ask an Expert.

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    Pakistan is not a signatory to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980. And child is abducted into US.
    The Court in Pakistan gave gaurdianship of my Only SON to my exwife on following conditions:
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    The court in Pakistan, in its Final Order directed the US Dept of Justice and Interpol to Help locate my child In US and bring him back to his orginal Jurisdiction.
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    I have legal guardianship of my maternal niece. I have also become guardian of property, I have an attorney and we have been able to recover $205,556.16 due to the murder of my sister her mom and the suicide of her father. I was just given a $30,000 account to take care of her with out court interference but my lawyer wants it bonded so he sends 1 company to bond the account they denied us and he refuses to go to any other bonding agency's and when I asked to go to the judge he refused. He said I can have him put it in his trust account and ask him every time I need something. I am 40 years old I have 3 kids one by my ex and a step daughter also a child with my current wife so in all I now have 4 kids. Also my niece/ daughter has epilepsy and dissociative disorder. Can I fire this lawyer? What should I do
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    We are in Utah. My daughter passed away is Sept 2014. She lived with her ex husband for about two to three years before they got married . They separated for about a month she had a brief affair and she got pregnant . They got married when she was two months along he sign the birth certificate . They told the biological father he was not to have any thing to do with the baby. They was married about five years. Now my daughter has passed he has filed paternity. He has been paying child support and keep her on insurance since there divorce. My granddaughter is 13 years old now also very sick she has seizures. My daughter was on SSI she had signed paper a while ago so I could manage my granddaughter money and her child support , she was to sick to handle stuff. My Granddaughter has been with me since she was 6 years thats when she got sick and started having seizures . My daughter was to sick to care for her. Can he stop being her dad . ORS said the divorce degree is no longer good after one parent pass away so they closed the case and he whats paternity test done he knows she is not the biological father. They both have two children from other marriages and the kids call each other brother and sisters It was a his and mine and our family My granddaughter loves her dad. This a mess
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