‘Laws on the books’ to give children legal rights
Transfer of guardianships, temporary guardianship and guardianship from the court to the parents are all being considered by the state as a way to give the children legal protection.
The move has been met with opposition from some quarters as it will allow parents to use the courts as a temporary place to protect their children, but many others believe the idea is a good idea.
The law would grant a permanent guardian to a child whose parents can no longer live together, or if the parents can neither live together nor can legally be separated.
In addition, it would allow the parents to request a guardian to take over the guardianship of a minor, which could also give it the power to make decisions for the child.
The bill also allows for temporary guardianships to be given to a parent who has already reached the age of 18 and to a family member if the child is at least 12 years old.
Parents who are already in a relationship with the child would be allowed to be granted a temporary guardiansy.
The state is considering a bill to extend guardianship rights for two years, while a bill would allow parents and guardians to file jointly for the temporary guardians’ rights.
The current guardianship law gives parents the option of allowing the court’s decision to be appealed to the Supreme Court.
The laws also have the power for the courts to grant temporary guardians of minors guardianship if the minor has not yet reached the legal age to seek such a decision.
The proposed laws would give a person with legal custody over a minor a special status called the “temporary guardian of the minor” which would give them the right to have the minor in their custody, including guardianship over children.
The new law would also allow parents or guardians to request that the court order the child to be placed in a care home or to have a permanent, legal guardian appointed.
The “temperament” of the guardians of minor would be defined as “respect, care, and loyalty”.
The bill has been debated in the State Senate since January and is likely to pass before the end of the year.