Category Archives: Guardianship

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Wisconsin child guardianship time limits

A recent Court of Appeals case provides a vivid reminder of Wisconsin child guardianship time limits. In Guardianship of Elizabeth M.H., http://www.wicourts.gov/ca/opinion/DisplayDocument.pdf?content=pdf&seqNo=128636, the Court ruled that the judge lost the authority to rule on foster parents’ guardianship petition because it was held after the 90-day time period required by law. The judge lost authority even […]

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Wisconsin guardianship of a minor

A Wisconsin guardianship grants legal rights to a non-parent of a child.   It allows the non-parent to take certain actions, such as authorizing medical treatment, applying for social services, school enrollment, etc., and to obtain “care and custody” of the child.  The  guardian does not necessarily take the place of the parent, and the parent’s […]

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Wisconsin family lawyer for help with child guardianship

A  guardianship grants non-parents certain rights to care for a child.   These usually include the right to make healthcare, travel, education, and financial decisions, as well as maintaining “care, custody, and control” of the minor.  As a Wisconsin family lawyer, I assist clients obtain minor guardianships.  I also help parents defend against them when they are […]

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