Users' questions

Can a minor live with a legal guardian?

Can a minor live with a legal guardian?

In some instances it may be necessary for a minor to live with a legal guardian other than their parents. A legal guardian assumes many of the responsibilities of a legal parent, including basic provisions such as food and housing. Below are some commonly asked questions pertaining to the guardianship of minor children. Who or what is a guardian?

Do you need legal advice in Your Life?

Legal advice comes at a price, but so do most things of value in life. Too, each person’s case is unique to that person and it takes an attorney to know what specific laws and guidelines apply to that specific need.

What’s the difference between legal advice and homegrown advice?

“Homegrown” advice can be inaccurate and even dangerous just as using a well-meaning but untrained home mechanic can damage rather than repair a car. While it is true professional legal advice costs money, those dispensing the advice have spent years and many dollars in studies as well as the need for continuing education.

Who is a minor in the United States of America?

(Section 28 (2) of the Constitution). Who is a minor? A minor is a child under the age of 18. S/he lacks full legal capacity and cannot litigate or enter into a contract without the assistance of a guardian.

What are the rights and responsibilities of a minor?

Minors’ Consent Laws for HIV and STD Services. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at high risk of getting HIV, including minors. A minor is a person who does not have the legal rights and responsibilities of an adult.

When does a court appoint a guardian for a minor child?

If the child is not yet fourteen (14) years old, the court will appoint the guardian for the child. If the minor child has a parent living or someone is already legally responsible for the support of the child, the person who is already responsible must provide financial support for the expenses of the child.

How old do you have to be to be a minor?

A minor is a person who is under the legal age of full legal rights and responsibilities.

Is it legal for a minor to consent to medical care?

It also does not include laws that allow minors who are married, pregnant, or in the military to consent, or states with court cases subscribing to the “mature minor doctrine” (which typically is not applied in practice by most health care providers).