legal guardian

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Noun1.legal guardian - a person (or institution) to whom legal title to property is entrusted to use for another's benefitlegal guardian - a person (or institution) to whom legal title to property is entrusted to use for another's benefit
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
fiduciary - a person who holds assets in trust for a beneficiary; "it is illegal for a fiduciary to misappropriate money for personal gain"
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10 seats the needs that are tried to satisfy through this contract are: A) to accept, In residential care regime, Minors under legal guardianship or guardianship by the public entity for the protection of minors, When it is not possible or not convenient for them to integrate into a family.
Sterling learned that Norm had no close family members and, with the blessing of his wife and son, decided to take legal guardianship of him.
He filed for legal guardianship after the adoption was complete.
The regulation places the individual with a disability at the center of the person-centered planning process, allowing for the reality that many people with I/DD are limited in their ability to make or communicate decisions for themselves or to exercise their rights on their own behalf and for whom legal guardianship may be necessary:
There also needs to be regular monitoring of the adequacy of guardianship and a simple mechanism for transferring legal guardianship when the current guardian becomes too old or too ill to carry out the responsibilities of a guardian.
The act also offers states the option of providing payments (using federal Title IV-E funds) to licensed grandparents and other relatives who assume legal guardianship of children.
Bringing together scholars from 16 countries, the Congress was held in order to analyze the meaning and functions of legal guardianship laws in different jurisdictions, including Europe, China, Hong Kong, US, Canada, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, and Samoa and to explore lessons from other countries for reforms in Japan protecting the rights of seniors with mental disabilities.
And her grandmother Katherine, who has legal guardianship of Paris and her brothers Prince, 16, and 11-year-old Blanket, insisted she's getting back on track.
The 83-year-old Jackson family matriarch shares legal guardianship of Paris and her brothers, Prince, 16, and Blanket, 11, with her grandson TJ.
Alba's bill also seeks to amend the Family Code's provisions on the parents' joint exercise of parental authority over their children, and on the joint exercise of legal guardianship over the property of unemancipated common children.
Paris - who is still recovering from the incident in hospital - has lived with her brothers Prince Michael, 16, and Blanket, 11, under Katherine's legal guardianship in Calabasas, California, since the King of Pop died in June 2009 from a fatal dose of Propofol.