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(p. 244) 8. Parents and Guardians 

(p. 244) 8. Parents and Guardians
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(p. 244) 8. Parents and Guardians
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N V Lowe

and G Douglas

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10.1093/he/9780199580408.003.0008
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date: 22 July 2019

This chapter focuses on the fundamental legal status and one that is critical to family law, namely that of parenthood. It also discusses guardianship which, as it has now been developed, is a status akin to parenthood acquired through formal testamentary or judicial appointment by which appointed persons replace deceased parents for certain purposes during the child's minority.

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