New York City guardianship attorneys Ethan Steward and Martin Mohr discuss the law on guardianship of adolescents and minors


New York guardianship attorneys Ethan Steward and Martin Mohr publish a new article ( explaining how juvenile guardianships work in the state of New York. In the article, the lawyers define guardianship as having full legal authority and responsibility to make decisions for a child under the age of 18 to 21. A person can also apply for guardianship of a young person up to the age of 21 if the young person consents.

The process of guardianship is very similar to legal custody and adoption, except that guardianship is not a permanent relationship. Unlike adoption, guardianship can end when the child reaches the age of majority, when he or she marries or dies.

According to New York family law attorneys, “adult parents, close family friends, and child protective agencies can make all applications for guardianship. Guardianship can be granted in various situations. For example, if both parents of a child die, the child may need a guardian. Or, if one or both parents are deported but the child remains in the United States, a guardian may be needed for their welfare.

Guardianship can also be approved by the court if a child is being abused or living in an unstable living environment. In some cases, both parents and child must consent to guardianship, but there are also cases where guardians can be appointed even without consent.

Unstable living conditions or abuse are not the only reasons a guardian may be appointed. Parents themselves can apply for “standby guardianship” if they find themselves unable to provide proper care for their child. Guardianship can take effect either when the parent is too ill to care for the child, or when the parent dies.

“Guardianship is the care given by an adult to a person unable to care for themselves. A guardian is usually a minor. The guardian is responsible for and takes care of the child. They also make decisions about the child’s daily life. The legal custody of a child is entrusted to tutors. Guardians often also have physical custody,” the guardianship attorneys said.

Finally, lawyers Ethan Steward and Martin Mohr stressed the importance of seeking the help of an experienced guardianship lawyer. A qualified attorney can make a difference by providing qualified legal representation during the process of applying for guardianship.

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