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Asked on: 8/24/13, 3:20 pm

What does temporary guardianship mean when it comes to a minor?

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Answered on: 8/24/13, 3:22 pm by Scott Riddle

It is as easy as google - http://www.georgialegalaid.org/resource/appointment-of-guardians-for-children-under-g


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Answered on: 8/28/13, 1:57 pm by Robert Gardner

Guardianship means that the guardian has responsibility for and control over the child who is their ward. Much like having primary custody of the child, with the difference that a guardianship can be revoked by a parent more easily than a change in custody, and guardianships are handled in probate rather than superior courts. Temporary means just that, it is not forever. There may be a certain amount of time for it to be in place, and it can be revoked (although a probate judge will conduct a hearing in cases where there is opposition to the revocation) at the request of a custodial parent. Finally, guardianships do not usually entitle a guardianship to child support or the ability to claim a child as a dependent for tax purposes.

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