Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Georgia

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

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

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Scott Riddle Law Office of Scott B. Riddle, LLC

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Answered on 8/24/13, 3:22 pm
Robert Gardner Hicks, Massey & Gardner, LLP

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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Answered on 8/28/13, 1:57 pm

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