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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_guardian

Most countries and states have laws that provide that the parents of a minor child are the legal guardians of that child, and that the parents may designate who shall become the child's legal guardian in the event of death, typically subject to the approval of the court. Where a minor child's parents are disabled or deceased , ...

family.findlaw.com/guardianship/how-to-establish-guardianship-of-a-child-faqs.html

Can I appoint a legal guardian for my own children? Yes, and doing so is good planning. In case of the unfortunate event that you become unable to raise your children, you should establish a guardianship for your children with someone you trust. The best way to do this is to spell it out in your will. Choose someone you ...

family.findlaw.com/guardianship/faq-on-guardianship-of-minor-children.html

Adopted parents become the legal parents and biological parents give up all parental rights and obligations. This means that biological parents no longer owe child support, and that the child can no longer automatically inherent from his or her biological parents. How do guardianships end? Several events typically trigger ...

ptla.org/guardianship-minor

The natural guardians are responsible for the child's care, custody, control, services and earnings until the child turns 18. But what can you do if the natural guardians are not able to take care of the child? How can you help that child? One way is to become the child's legal guardian. Please read all of this information and ...

www.wikihow.com/Apply-for-Guardianship

Decide whether becoming a legal guardian is right for your situation. Guardians are court-supervised caretakers for minors and incapacitated persons. Guardians are responsible for the wellbeing of their wards (the person for whom they are the guardian), and may ...

www.government.nl/topics/family-law/question-and-answer/how-do-i-become-a-child%E2%80%99s-guardian

Requirements for guardianship of a minor. To be a child's guardian (voogd) you must be legally an adult. You must not be suffering from a mental disorder or yourself be under a guardianship order for adults (curatele).

children-laws.laws.com/legal-guardian/become-a-legal-guardian/process-of-becoming-a-legal-guardian

The process of becoming a legal guardian is detailed and may appear complicated and overwhelming. The application process for filing for guardianship of a minor or a disabled adult begins when the individual who is seeking guardianship obtains and completes guardianship forms. The petitioner must complete these ...

www.kirkkirklaw.com/legal-resources/how-do-you-become-legal-guardian

How to become legal guardian We often face a time in life when a parent or other loved one becomes mentally incompetent or incapacitated and is unable to handle his or her own affairs. This is usually due to old age or dementia. However, we have seen many cases where a legal guardianship is necessary for someone ...

www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/how-guardianships-work-faq.html

An adult who has physical custody of a child may have reasons for not wanting to become a legal guardian -- for example: The caretaker expects that the child's parents will not consent to a legal guardianship. Dynamics between family members are such that filing for a guardianship might set off a battle for legal custody.