to the type of proceeding where an adult is appointed as the guardian of a
minor under the age of 18.
Although this does not terminate the
biological parents rights, it does grant custody to the guardian and gives them
the authority to make decisions on behalf of the child when their natural
parents cannot do so, or when it is detrimental for the children to be in their
parents care. The Court can appoint a guardian over the person or
, depending on the child's needs. Also, the Court can appoint a
temporary guardian until the permanent appointment, if there are emergency
circumstances that necessitate such action. If is important to seek the
advice and guidance of an experienced probate attorney to discuss your
situation and determine the best course of conduct to take in this complicated
proceeding which includes an assessment by a probate investigator appointed by
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