Guardian


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Guardian

An individual or trust institution appointed by a court to care for a minor or an incompetent person and his or her property.

Guardian

A non-parent who is legally responsible for a minor child or mentally incompetent person. A guardian may be designated by a parent, perhaps in a will, or one may be appointed by a court. More than one guardian may be designated for a single person, each with his/her own areas of responsibility. For example, a child may live with one guardian while another is responsible for administering assets left to the child in his/her parent's estate.

Guardian.

A guardian is someone you designate to be legally responsible for your minor children or other dependents who are unable to take care of themselves if you are unavailable to provide for their care.

You may name the guardian in your will or while you are still alive. In most cases, a guardian makes both personal and financial decisions for his or her ward.

However, you may name two guardians with different areas of responsibility -- perhaps one for financial matters if you have a substantial estate. If you become disabled or otherwise unable to manage your own affairs, the appropriate court in your state may name a guardian to manage your affairs.

guardian

A person who operates under court supervision and handles the affairs of a party—the ward—who is incapable of doing so.Wards may be minor children or those adjudged incompetent. Guardians may execute deeds on behalf of their wards. In some states, a guardian may not place a mortgage on property owned by the ward, nor may the guardian buy property subject to a mortgage.

References in classic literature ?
As the Guardian unlocked a gate leading from his room into the streets of the Emerald City, the Shaggy Man said to Scraps:
He will not be a good guardian who is wanting in either of these two qualities; and yet the combination of them appears to be impossible; and hence we must infer that to be a good guardian is impossible.
Then there is nothing impossible or out of the order of nature in our finding a guardian who has a similar combination of qualities?
Would not he who is fitted to be a guardian, besides the spirited nature, need to have the qualities of a philosopher?
Then he who is to be a really good and noble guardian of the State will require to unite in himself philosophy and spirit and swiftness and strength?
And yet there was one reservation on each side; on hers, that she intended through her guardian to withdraw herself immediately from the tuition of her music-master; on his, that he did already entertain some wandering speculations whether it might ever come to pass that he would know more of Miss Landless.
I will prepare Jack for my flitting soon,' said Edwin, in a low voice, 'and I will but see your guardian when he comes, and then go before they speak together.
poor law guardian] (London, 1916): 50-75, for a later explanation of this; for apparent examples, see South Dublin Union Board of Guardians Minute Book, Dublin, National Archives of Ireland, BG 79 A 12, 10 Jan.
National Guardian has developed a national footprint that enables the company to differentiate itself in an attractive segment of the security industry," said Mitchell Hollin, a Partner at LLR.
Of the parents/guardians, there were 31 mothers, 12 fathers (the majority single fathers), 1 aunt, 1 uncle, 1 grandmother, and 1 legal guardian.
Thomas has a great deal more to say on angels in general, and on guardian angels in particular, than does the official teaching of the Church, which has always been conscious of the importance of keeping her teaching on angels subordinate to the more central truths of Catholic doctrine.
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