Re: Granted guardianship of her own child? #general

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>

On Mon Nov 17, Michael Gordy wrote:

"If this is her son Sol, why would she need to be granted guardianship?
Wouldn't a widowed mother automatically have that status?"

Whether this is true in general is unclear, but in my personal experience
and research, in New York State, when a parent died and the child has
financial assets, the surviving parent may be named as guardian of the child
and those assets.

My grandmother died suddenly in 1931, at the age of 31, leaving behind a
husband and 3 children. the children each had some money in savings accounts
and in addition, each received about $1,000. >from her estate. I have
documents showing that three months later, my grandfather was appointed as
guardian of my mother (his daughter), then 5 1/2 years old. I also have the
bank book for the account that was set up for her financial assets.

Rockville, MD
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington

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