A Guardianship may be necessary for a minor if he or she inherits or is awarded money or if alternative arrangements need to be made for educational or medical purposes.
There are two types of Guardianship of a Minor:
- Guardianship of the Property: A guardian may be appointed to protect money awarded to or inherited by a minor.
- Guardianship of the Person: A guardian may be appointed to make educational and medical arrangements for a minor. Guardianship of the person of a minor cannot be added to a party without stripping the initial party of their guardianship rights.
These can be combined into the Guardianship of Person & Property.