How long does a guardianship last? What if it doesn’t work out?

A guardianship lasts until the child turns 18, gets married, is legally emancipated, or is adopted.  A guardianship can also be ended by a court if the child (who is 12 or older), the guardian, or some other interested party asks for it to be ended, and if the judge finds that the guardianship is no longer in the child’s best interest. For information on when parents reunify with their child, click here.  If the guardianship isn’t working out, whether or not LSC was involved with the initial guardianship case, call LSC’s Warmline for help.