Minor Guardianship Representation

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When a parent or parents of a minor child are unable or unwilling to care for the child, a guardian may be established so that another person can assume the legal fiduciary responsibility for the child.

In the most cases, guardianship is designated to only one person; in cases of minors, however, it is common for a married couple to be granted dual guardianship so that they can share the responsibilities of taking care of the child. Occasionally, the responsibility is split so that one person is responsible for the minor’s physical well-being and daily care, while another is responsible for managing a minor’s financials and property.

Legal Requirements

In Arkansas, a minor must be in the physical custody of a person or couple for a reasonable period of time before a guardian can be established, depending on the circumstances of the individual situation. In addition, a guardian must:

  • Be a resident of the State of Arkansas;
  • Be older than 18;
  • Be of sound mind;
  • Not be a convicted and unpardoned felon; and
  • Not be assigned to be a guardian over multiple other persons or estates.

The court generally shows some favor for blood relatives of a ward in these cases.

Let a Minor Guardianship Attorney Help

Guardianship cases tend to be complex legal proceedings that require knowledge and experience in order to avoid costly mistakes. Attorney Destiny McHughes is exceptionally skilled in these cases. Contact Destiny Law Firm, PLLC to help with your case today.

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