Are guardianships for minor children different from guardianship for older persons?
Typically, a guardianship of a minor person is only over assets. A minor guardianship is designed to assist with the assets that a minor child inherits, or receives as the result of a settlement, or a trial for a personally injury case, or a medical malpractice case, or the like, where the assets exceed $15,000. An adult guardianship is typically a guardianship over the person, and over their property. A minor guardianship terminates at age eighteen. An adult guardianship terminates either upon their death, or if they have some of their rights restored because they’re able to handle those particular rights. There are many differences between a minor guardianship and adult guardianship.