Unless otherwise enlarged or circumscribed by a court or juvenile court having jurisdiction over the minor child or by operation of law, the rights and duties of a guardian with respect to a minor child shall be as follows:
 1. To consent to marriage, enlistment in the armed forces of the United States, or medical, psychiatric, or surgical treatment.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 600A.2B

  • Child: includes child by adoption. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • United States: includes all the states. See Iowa Code 4.1
 2. To serve as custodian, unless another person has been appointed custodian.
 3. To make reasonable visitations if the guardian does not have physical possession or custody of the minor child.
 4. To consent to adoption and to make any other decision that the parents could have made when the parent-child relationship existed.