A legal guardian has the legal authority to care for another person and his or her property interests. The person cared for is called a ward and is usually unable to care for his or her own interests. Parents are most often the legal guardians of their children and can determine who would be the guardian if they died. The court can appoint a guardian for someone who needs special protection and there are several ways to be a special guardian.
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