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Minors

Pursuant to Revised Code Section 2111.13

A guardian of a minor must protect and control the ward, use the ward’s estate to provide suitable maintenance and education for the ward, and obey the orders of the probate court concerning the guardianship. The court must approve all payments made from the ward’s estate for the support, maintenance, and education of the ward.

The guardian of a minor may authorize medical, health, or other professional care for the ward, unless the ward or an interested party objects to the court or the court orders otherwise.

A guardian of a minor is responsible for “control of such child and shall have the power to exercise parental control and authority over such child.” Revised Code Section 2151.411 describes the circumstances under with a guardian is liable for the acts of a delinquent child, including when the guardian must file bond.

A minor ward must attend school in the school district where the guardian resides. However, a guardianship WILL NOT be granted for school purposes only.