Guardianship is the ability to make decisions for the child and generally ensuring the care and protection of the child. You may request guardianship of children from your former or current marriage. You may request parental responsibility of children from your former or current common law relationship or marriage. Typically, the guardian is the natural parent of the child.
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Day to Day & Major Decisions for the Child
You have authority to make day-to-day decisions for the child who is in your care. These include the many minor decisions you make throughout a typical day. You also share the task of making major life decisions. Examples of major decisions pertain to the child’s residence, relationships, education, extracurricular activities, religion, culture, health care and a variety of other crucial matters that impact your child’s life. The overriding concern is that the decision is in the best interests of the child.
Shared & Sole Guardianship or Parental Responsibilities
Most parents share parental responsibilities of children. This means you should consult about major decisions that affect your child. When disagreements arise, the court may make a decision on your behalf.
In rare cases, one parent is granted sole guardianship, and thereby is allowed to make all major decisions with no input from the other parent. A parent might lose guardianship because of addiction, mental illness, child alienation or child abuse.
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