guardian

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a person who is legally responsible for the person or property of another considered by law to be incompetent to manage his or her affairs

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The four orphans for whom the old woman's affection represented all human guardianship had come to an end of their prunes.
You should see him where he has some great opportunity of acting dishonestly, as in the guardianship of an orphan.
The plate and the more valuable pictures found a safer home in London, but the bulk of the things went country-ways, and were entrusted to the guardianship of Miss Avery.
Faithful to his plan of economy, the Captain dressed himself in his oldest and shabbiest uniform and epaulets, leaving the newest behind, under his wife's (or it might be his widow's) guardianship.
The marshal of the province in whose hands the law had placed the control of so many important public functions--the guardianship of wards (the very department which was giving Levin so much trouble just now), the disposal of large sums subscribed by the nobility of the province, the high schools, female, male, and military, and popular instruction on the new model, and finally, the district council--the marshal of the province, Snetkov, was a nobleman of the old school,--dissipating an immense fortune, a good-hearted man, honest after his own fashion, but utterly without any comprehension of the needs of modern days.
During the whole term of this recess from the guardianship of the Bank, Mrs.
Perhaps these were reasons for the old gentleman's giving his assent; but, whether they were or no, he told Oliver he might go, and placed him under the joint guardianship of Charley Bates, and his friend the Dodger.
Although some states have limited guardianships, there are other choices available to families which may allow the individual to be more independent throughout their lifetime.
boosting the firm's expertise in probate matters, estate law, guardianships and fiduciary litigation.
Even in the context of court-appointed guardianships, medical capacity assessment will be required and will almost always be controlling, in dramatic contrast to the wide discussion of evidence found in the (retrospective) property transaction cases.
This website will ease the task of an online search for an attorney in the area of probate, estate administration, guardianships, conservatorships or estate planning for opposite-sex and same-sex couples.
These two statutes, which had their beginnings in different eras--SCPA 17-A in 1969 (4) and MHL 81 in 1992 (5)--reflect different motivations and purposes in the approach to guardianships.
One anticipated outcome of this study was to increase the awareness of who is having guardianships imposed upon them by identifying which characteristics of young adults who have disabilities lead the petitioner to file for guardianship.
What we'll have is all these efforts will come together, and we hope to develop a more uniform course the circuit courts can adopt as a requirement for new guardianships.