Georgia

Guardianship and Alternatives for Children

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  • Appointment of Guardians for Children under Georgia Law

    This document answers common questions about appointing guardians for children. Read More

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
  • Care of Children When Parents Die

    This document describes the basic guardianship laws which provide for children to be cared for after parents have died, excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

    By:
    Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
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    Spanish / Español
  • Guardianships of Minor Children

    This document explains the different kinds of situations in which a guardian may be appointed for a child younger than 18 years and the different kinds of guardianships: (1) Standby Guardianship, (2) Temporary Guardianship, (3) Permanent Guardianship, and (4) Guardianship of Property. Content Detail

    By:
    Athens-Clarke County Probate Court
  • How to Appoint a Standby Guardian for your Children

    The new Standby Guardianship Act, which became effective July 1, 2002, authorizes a parent or legal guardian of a minor child to sign a document designating another person to act as a standby guardian for the minor in the event the parent or legal guardian, due to his or her mental or physical condition, becomes unable to care for the minor. The Act sets out a form for use in designating the standby guardian; any other document used to name a standby guardian must contain the same information and be in substantially the same format. Content Detail

    By:
    Athens-Clarke County Probate Court
  • Georgia Law of Guardianship

    This document answers common questions about Georgia Law relating to guardians, including: 1) Who can be a guardian? 2) What happens if there is no one to be a guardian? 3) Is a guardian expected to meet the expenses of the ward (the person s/he is guardian over) out of his or her own pocket? Read More

    By:
    Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services