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For what reasons can I be appointed guardian of a minor?

There are several reasons for appointment of a guardian for a minor, including the following:

  • Both parents of the minor are deceased.
  • The minor’s parents voluntarily consent to the guardianship.
  • A parent with legal custody can no longer provide care and parental supervision.
  • The minor’s parent or parents are in jail or prison.
  • The minor’s parent is on active military duty.
  • Someone other than the parent is solely caring for the minor.

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