Table of Diversity Element: Guardian
The Table of Diversity Element, Guardian (Gu), is in the Caregiver Status column on the Table of Diversity.
"When an adult is unable to care for himself, or a child's parents are unable to care for the child, a guardianship may be needed.
Guardianship means obtaining the legal authority to make decisions for another person. A 'guardian' is the person appointed by the court to make decisions on behalf of someone else. The person over whom the guardianship is granted (the child or the adult) is referred to as the 'protected person.'"
Family Law Self-Help Center: https://www.familylawselfhelpcenter.org/self-help/guardianship/overview/purpose-and-types-of-a-guardianship
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