Our firm represents persons seeking guardianship of minors or children in Maryland. A minor is someone who is under the age of eighteen. Persons also often seek guardianship of an elderly or mentally disabled person. In the guardianship of minors, a family member or other person with a substantial interest in a minor’s well-being will seek guardianship of a minor to have the legal authority to make decisions for the minor related to such matters as health, educational and immigration status. We represent people seeking the authority to make better decisions for a minor. We strongly advocate for person’s seeking guardianship of any minor or child.
Guardianship is a type of legal procedure in which a court finds that a person is in need of protection. If the court finds that a minor or child needs protection, the court appoints a guardian to make decisions about a person or that person ’s property. There are two types of guardianship: guardianship of the person and guardianship of the property. A guardian of the person is responsible for providing proper care and making personal decisions for the person needing protection about important issues, such as education, health and immigration. Upon the court appointing a guardian of the person, the guardian has the same rights, powers and duties that a parent has toward a minor child that is unemancipated.