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.