Guardianship

About guardianship in Indiana

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Guardianship of a child is when a person other than the child's parent(s) has legal custody of the child. A guardian has full control and decision-making authority regarding the child as long as the guardianship is in place. Parents may voluntarily give guardianship to a friend or relative or a court may grant guardianship against the wishes of the parents if it's deemed to be in the best interests of the child. Guardianships are generally temporary and the goal is to reuinite the children with their parents.