guardianship


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guardianship

a legal status that places the care and property of an individual in the hands of another person. Implementation of the law varies in different cases and jurisdictions. Some courts have held as legally incompetent mental patients who have jobs and live independently.

guardianship

A legal arrangement by which a person or institution assumes responsibility for an individual. When guardians are appointed, the individuals receiving the care are presumed to be incompetent and unable to care for themselves.
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Guardianship is defined as the process by which the court finds that an individual's ability to make decisions is impaired, and therefore the court gives the right to make decisions to another person or entity.
Martin Dales, spokesman for Peter Lawrence, whose daughter Claudia Lawrence, went missing in York in 2009, said: "I am pleased that the Government has acted in support of guardianship.
The attorneys at Spencer Law also help clients navigate Texas' unique probate court system, including matters in statutory probate courts, which are specialized courts with primary jurisdiction over decedents' estates, guardianships and, in many cases, trusts.
When a person who has sole guardianship ends up in front of a judge because the other parent doesn't want the name changed, then it is up to that parent (who is not consenting to the name change) to prove that the name change is not in the best interests of the child.
Workman and her attorney are concerned that Gray's seeking guardianship in order to seize Winter's assets.
Mental capacity is an especially useful mechanism in the adult guardianship context, allowing for the (apparent) reconciliation of socially valuable, but ideologically inconsistent, purposes: the legally enforced and legally enforceable protection of individual autonomy (2) and the realization of important social policy goals that seem to require interference with that autonomy.
A crucial factor for UAE residents to take into consideration when writing a will is the guardianship of any children under 18 years of age.
The regulation places the individual with a disability at the center of the person-centered planning process, allowing for the reality that many people with I/DD are limited in their ability to make or communicate decisions for themselves or to exercise their rights on their own behalf and for whom legal guardianship may be necessary:
Sharia law, and more particularly the UAE Personal Affairs Law, governs the issues pertaining to guardianship, inheritance and succession matters.
Till now,as per the Guardians and Wards Act and the Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act,a notice was supposed to be sent to the child's father to obtain his consent when a plea for guardianship is moved before a court.
They're under guardianship, they're stuck at home," she said.
Men who use their guardianship duties to exploit women for cash and other benefits should be punished severely, several experts have said.