• December 1, 2021

Why Michigan’s Child Guardianship Law Shouldn’t Be Supported

It’s a common misconception that Michigan’s child guardianship law, passed in 2002, allows parents to get away with abuse, neglect, or any other conduct that would otherwise violate their rights.That misconception is not borne out by the data.The law has been called a “reform” that allows “reasonable” parental interference with a child’s “personal, familial, or…

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Which states are most likely to issue guardianship papers?

The state where a person was born has the greatest number of guardians in every jurisdiction.A child born in Maryland, for example, has the highest chance of being adopted by a parent in a jurisdiction where the birth mother was the guardian.In Alabama, the state with the highest number of people in prison, children born…

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What happens when you have a grandparent who has grandparent custody?

MD/VA article Grandparents with grandparent authority over children can also be appointed guardians of the children.They can have visitation rights, make appointments with the child’s doctor and make the child stay with them in the house, for example.¬†Grandparents with guardianship over children are also able to take the children to court if the child is…

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What you need to know about child guardianships in the US

US states and territories that have enacted or are considering implementing temporary guardianship laws are required to consider how to implement a court order if they are not satisfied with the current arrangements for the child’s care.This could mean the child may be placed with relatives, placed in foster care or sent to a residential…

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