After the death of her parents, her uncle was appointed as her legal guardian.
the state became his guardian when he was put into protective custody
Recent Examples on the WebRecords also show that Espinoza used to work for Osborn and his firm before leaving to take on her role at the public guardian's office.
Josh Margolin, ABC News, 19 Nov. 2021 The court replaced the twins with an experienced, temporary guardian, but gave him authority only over Marvin’s property, not his person.
New York Times, 17 Nov. 2021 Norman backed Mills up with an example involving Phoenix, who plays his uncle and guardian.
Justin Curto, Vulture, 14 Nov. 2021 The boat-burning ceremony in Donggang — a traditional Taoist festival that honors guardian deities known as Wang Ye — has protected Taiwan for decades, according to residents.
Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2021 The guardian feature uses interior cameras and multimodal interaction to track and notify the vehicle's driver when something on the roadway needs attention.
Patrick Moorhead, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2021 Court records indicate a Cook County probate judge issued an emergency order naming Vanessa Favia, another of Heather Mack’s attorneys, as Stella’s temporary guardian.
Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 10 Nov. 2021 The Chicago Tribune reports a Cook County probate judge issued an emergency order on Tuesday appointing family attorney Vanessa Favia as Stella's temporary guardian.
Kc Baker, PEOPLE.com, 3 Nov. 2021 Parental or legal guardian consent is required, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cindy Krischer Goodman, sun-sentinel.com, 3 Nov. 2021
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—guardian ad litem\-ad-ˈlī-təm, -äd-ˈlē-tem \
: a guardian appointed by a court to represent in a particular lawsuit the interests of a minor, a person not yet born, or a person judged incompetent
—guardian by nature
: natural guardian in this entry
: a guardian by natural relationship having custody of the person but not the property of a minor
Under common law the father is considered the natural guardian of a child until his death or incapacitation, whereupon the mother becomes the natural guardian. Many states have passed statutes giving both parents equal rights as guardians.