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A legal guardian is a person who has the legal authority (and the corresponding duty) to care for the personal and property interests of another person, called a ward. Guardians are typically used in four situations: guardianship for an incapacitated senior (due to old age or infirmity), guardianship for a minor, and guardianship for developmentally disabled adults and for adults found to be incompetent.

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    VIC Visa for Legal Guardianship?

    My mother-in-law has legal guardianship of my husband's nephew in South Africa. This was obtained when his sister (the boy's mother) had a drug problem and mental health issues while she was in rehabilitation for 2 years. The nephew (now 11yrs) and his mother (husband's sister) live with my...
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    QLD Can Guardian Open and Manage Bank Account for Disabled Brother?

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    QLD What are the steps to get formal guardianship of a severely intellectually disabled adult

    My 23 year old brother is severely intellectually disabled, he can't talk, dress, feed, bathe or change himself and has zero understanding and cannot consent to anything. We are currently transitioning over to the NDIS and my father needs to apply for guardianship and administration. Can...
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    QLD How to Get Guardianship of Stepdaughter?

    Hi there I'm new to this so please bear with me. So here goes, a little background for you. I have a stepdaughter she's 14. My husband is her biological father. She wants me to adopt her but I know this won't happen without her mother's consent so I wonder if there is a way I can get legal...
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    NSW Non-relative Guardianship for Student Visa?

    Hello I am under 18 student and applying for a student visa from Nepal and I don't have any close relative (means the relation of blood) in Australia. However, my brother's friends have already got a Permanent Residency in Australia. Is it possible to get a guardianship from their side? If...
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    QLD How to Get Guardianship of Non-Biological Child?

    We have a situation in which the mother of two children has died and the father lives overseas (not an Aus citizen). the elder sister took them when the mother died. The children have left due to an abusive environment but the sister is trying to get the younger child back (13 years old). They...
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    NSW Guardianship - Can Sister Forbid Me from Matters Regarding Our Mother?

    I have serious conflict with my sister who has enduring guardianship for my mother who has mild dementia but has not lost capacity to make many decisions. For example, she may not be able to write a cheque but she could certainly choose which is a nicer establishment in which she would like to...
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    QLD How to Make Confidentiality Agreement Signed by Minor Binding?

    I am currently 16 years of age but I work for some organisations online. In order to move up the rankings, I am required to sign a confidentially agreement. The company is based in California and apparently a minor is able to void a contract at any stage if they so choose in the US. They want...
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    WA Is Relative Capable of Writing His Will While Under Guardianship?

    Hello, I have a question regarding a close relative. He has been declared incapable of managing his finances due to a mental health illness and his sister is has guardianship. Their relationship has unfortunately deteriorated over the years. One particular thing that I want to ask about is...
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    QLD Does Son's Girlfriend Have Guardianship?

    Hi, My son is 17 years old (he turns 18 on 9/2/2017) and lives in a de facto relationship with his girlfriend since October 2015. My question is - Does this mean his girlfriend is has legal guardianship?