Do you have to go to court to be a legal guardian?

Answer Yes. There has to be a court order.

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Can a close friend be your legal guardian and what needs to be done if you go to court?

Answer Individual states establish requirements that are necessary for an adult to become the legal guardian of a minor. Any adult can petition the court for guardianship but the decision as to whe... Read More »

If you are an 18-year-old male whose relationship with a 15-year-old female is accepted by her legal guardian and you get her pregnant can you be taken to court and if so what are the consequences?

Answer yes, but in Kansas you can marry at fifteen and at least that might go in your favor at court ... Answer If the relationship is accepted, then you needn't worry. If the legal gaurdian gets a... Read More »

Does every adoption have to have an appointed legal guardian?

Answer In the US the parents relinquishing their parental rights and the adopting couple must be represented by legal counsel.If the court terminates parental rights or the minor child is orphaned... Read More »

Can a ward of the state of Florida be emancipated from a legal guardian if they have never been legally adopted?

Yes, you can. Florida has an emancipation statute. The current guardian has to file the petition.