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(1) A person authorised under applicable state or local law to give permission on behalf of a child for general medical care
(2) A person, usually an attorney, who is appointed by the court to represent the best interests of a child or persons of 'diminished capacity'

guardian

Guardian ad litem, law guardian Social medicine A person authorized under applicable state or local law to give permission on behalf of a child to general medical care; a person, usually an attorney who is appointed by the court to represent the best interests of a child or other person of “diminished capacity”. Guardianship. Cf Emancipated minor.

guard·i·an

(gahr'dē-ăn)
An adult (appointed by a court) who is considered legally responsible for the care and custody of a minor or another adult determined to be unable to provide self-care or otherwise in competent by a physician or jurist.

guard·i·an

(gahr'dē-ăn)
An adult considered legally responsible for the care and custody of a minor or another adult determined to be unable to provide self-care.

guardian,

n a person appointed to take care of the person or property of another; one who legally has the care and management of the person or the property or both of a child until the child attains adulthood.
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In 2003, the Florida Legislature created a Guardianship Task Force ("Task Force") to examine guardianship and incapacity for the purpose of recommending specific statutory changes.
delivers high-quality, personal service for clients in estate administration and litigation matters, trust contests, guardianship contests, fiduciary matters and the defense of wills and trusts.
Capacity in Context: Property, Health, and Guardianship A.
This study, known as the Developmental Disabilities State Legislative Project, included guardianships.
This has been observed in other states as well where judges impose the most restrictive types of guardianship, regardless of the types of guardianships requested (Iris, 1986, 1989; Lisi et al.
But, as Judge Mel Grossman, Broward County circuit administrative probate judge, who co-chairs the Guardianship Subcommittee of the Supreme Court Commission on Fairness, said: "Unfortunately, nothing in government moves quickly.
Brenes-Stahl, who joins as an associate, concentrates her practice on probate, trust and guardianship litigation.
Other articles (5) about guardianships published in this section of this magazine provide additional information, such as the role of a guardian and why you might want to have one.
Because the Probate Act now uses the IMDMA standing standard for minor guardianships, practitioners and courts can once again rely on a substantial body of case law.
Guardianships, conservatorships, and transfers to minors, 2009 revision, 5th ed.
The firm provides a full range of elder law and healthcare facility representation services, including collections, litigation, Medicaid application procedures, discharge procedures, and guardianships.