Guardianship of a minor can be authorized for a child under the age of 18 who is unmarried and not in military service. The natural parents of a child are legally the guardians for that child without Court intervention. As long as the child is under the age of 18, the parent makes all decisions, whether they be financial, medical, or personal. If no parent is living, or if there is no parent capable of caring for the child, a guardian other than a parent may be appointed. Once a child turns 18 years old, the state assumes that the child can and will care for themselves.
Turn to Taroff Taitz, LLP when you need help protecting a child by becoming a Guardian. Guardianship is an honorable and noble thing to do, for those unable to help themselves.