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If im 35 and my father got guardianship over me what exactly…

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If im 35 and...

If im 35 and my father got guardianship over me what exactly does that mean?

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?

Montana

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I have brain damage in 2001 raised my kid 5 years and he got custody and put protection order on me and got guardianship over me and my kid

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No I was goggling lawyers here in Billings MT but there is so many to choose from do I do family law lawyers?

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Family Lawyer: JD 1992, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Your question: im 35 and my father got guardianship over me what exactly does that mean?

Answer: In general it means that, for some reason, under your facts - likely your injury- a court has decided that you are not capable of making decisions as to your finances and other matters. Therefore, your father steps in and can make the decisions for you subject to the eventual approval of the court.

While it is not an exact match, the best comparison is that of a parent with a minor child where the minor child cannot sign contracts and cannot conduct any business on their own without the supervision of the parent.

The guardianship can be permanent or, if your condition improves, can be reversed by the judge later and you return to a standard ability to handle everything yourself.

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