Some states have established guardianship protections for those who are seeking to be emancipated or who have lived with their parents for at least a year.
In addition, in some states, guardianship is recognized as a type of parental rights and can be used to establish a presumption of parental responsibility for a child.
In Oregon, the guardianship law protects children from their parents who are incarcerated, are incarcerated on probation or are awaiting trial.
In Washington, guardianships are generally not recognized for anyone but children.
You can find more information about the guardianships law here.
If you or a loved one is in the process of becoming a guardian, it’s a good idea to consider taking a legal or practical course on guardianship before you seek legal guardianship.