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08 August 2009

Multiple Guardians

Keep in mind that a minor could have had several guardians in their life if one of more of their parents were deceased.

Guardian of the person--watched over the child and the child typically lived with them.
Guardian of the estate--watched over the child's inheritance.

Guardian ad litem--a guardian appointed who was usually a lawyer to represent a child who was somehow involved in court action. A guardian ad litem was actually serving as the child's "lawyer" and was not a guardian of the child's person or estate.

The first two could be the persons or maybe not. Much depends upon the situation.

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