Scenario 2: Becoming the Probate Guardian of Someone Else’s Child When You Have a Record

  1. What is a legal guardian?

  2. Who can be a legal guardian?

  3. How can my criminal record affect my chances of being appointed as a guardian in probate court for someone else’s child?

  4. What can I do to show the probate court judge that custody or visitation with me is in the “best interest of the child”?

  5. What are some alternatives to becoming a guardian through the probate court?

  6. How could the probate court help me financially take care of someone else’s child?