Filing for Guardianship of Minor Children & Removal of a Guardian

Legal standards and process

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    Guardianship of a minor is a legal process that gives an adult who is not the child’s parent authority to care for and to make decisions on behalf of the child. A parent who consents to a guardianship has not necessarily given up all parental rights. The child’s legal parents typically retain the obligation to financially support their child and can normally terminate the guardianship at any time. Removal of a guardianship occurs when one or both of the parents is no longer unfit to care for the child and can resume their caretaking role.

    Join our experts to learn the legal standard and detailed process for obtaining and removing guardianship of a minor. 

  • Agenda

    Agenda & Materials

    • What Is a Guardianship of a Minor and How It Differs from Guardianship of an Incapacitated Adult

    • Standards for Guardianship and When a Guardianship Is Appropriate

    • Initiating a Case

    • Procedure for Filing and Obtaining Guardianship of a Minor

    • Standard for Guardianship Removal

    • Procedure for Filing and Removing Guardianship of a Minor

    • “Ask the Experts” Q&A Session

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    Evan P. Bell, Esq., Law Office of Evan Bell, Boston
    Benjamin K. Golden, Esq., New England Law Boston, BOSTON
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    • $202.50 - MCLE Sponsor Member
    • $112.50 - New Lawyer
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    • $112.50 - Law Student
    • $112.50 - Paralegal
    • $225.00 - All Others
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