A petitioner for minor guardianship must file a Petition for Guardianship, Declaration Explaining Reasons for Appointment of a Minor, and Party Information Form. The Petition should be filed as soon as the child is at least 18 years old, or when the parent cannot make the decision for the child. The court will consider the Petition if the parents have not communicated well with the child or if the parents have had an altercation that has changed the child’s behavior.
The guardian must coordinate the minor’s care with the other adults designated as a guardian. They must meet with teachers and attend school events to support the minor’s education. In addition, the guardian must approve any medical treatment and professional services for the minor. If the minor is still in school, the guardian should contact the school administration to notify them of any changes or make sure that the school meets the needs of the minor.
The court will order the guardian to report all changes in the minor’s financial situation to the appropriate agencies. They may need to become a Representative Payee for the minor. The Reputee will deposit the minor’s benefits into a guardianship account, which must be accessible only by the guardian and must be monitored to ensure that the guardian is using the funds in a proper manner. It is crucial that guardians are aware of the requirements of each decision made and the reasons for them.
A guardian must not be a parent, but a person who is able to take care of a child. Moreover, the guardian must be knowledgeable about the expectations of the child’s extended family and the obligations he/she is required to fulfill. The guardian should visit the minors often, even if they do not live with them. The guardian should ask questions about the care given to the minor, the caregiver’s expenses, and the needs of the child.
Hearings may take place in a courtroom, conference room, or courtroom. The clerk of superior court or an assistant clerk will conduct the hearing. The applicant can testify under oath, present evidence, and have other parties testify. The guardianship ad litem may make recommendations to the clerk. The guardian will continue to have custody of the minor during the hearing. The guardianship will remain in place during the appeal process.
Once a guardian is appointed, the court will set a hearing date. Both the child and the other guardians must receive a copy of the application and hearing notice. If the child is under the age of 14, a guardian may be required to write a report to the court regarding the child’s well-being. It may be necessary to file a petition for guardianship if the parent or guardian decides to change guardianship.
A minor guardian’s application must be completed under oath and filed with the clerk of superior court. In addition to the application, basic identifying information about the child must be provided about the child’s parents, guardians, relatives, custodians, and assets. The guardian will also need to disclose any financial or health insurance payments that may be owed to the child. This will also help the court determine if there are any financial obligations to the child.