EASY LAW DEFINITIONS
Appointment: To choose or select. Example = To appoint a guardian.
Certified: A true or official copy. Example = Certified copy of a
document has a special stamp.
Exhibit: Extra things you give to the Judge. Example = documents, letters, tapes, videos that you want the Judge to see.
Guardian: An adult who takes care of someone else.
Limited Authority: Less power. Example = A Guardian with limited authority only cares for the child for some things, like only for school.
Minor: A child or someone under 18 years old.
Petition: To ask permission. Example = To petition the court means that you are asking the court if you can do something.
Petitioner: Someone who is asking for permission to do something. Example = A petioner ask the court if they can be a Guardian.
Pro Se: By yourself. Example = In court, you are pro se if you don't have a lawyer and you are helping yourself.
Terminated: To end or finish. Example = If a parent terminates their parental rights, they don't want to care for their child anymore.
Unlimited Authority: All power. Example = If a Guardian has unlimited authority they have full care of the child. They are in charge of school, health, housing, and money.
EASY GUARDIANSHIP DEFINITIONS