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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 13. Decedents' Estates, Guardianships, Transfers, and Trusts.
- Chapter 26. Protection of Persons Under Disability and Their Property; Powers of Attorney
- Section 70. Powers and Duties of Guardian of Minor.
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AS 13.26.070. Powers and Duties of Guardian of Minor.
A guardian of a minor has the powers and responsibilities of a parent who has not been deprived of custody of a minor
and unemancipated child, except that a guardian is not legally obligated to provide from the guardian's own funds for
the ward and is not liable to third persons by reason of the parental relationship for acts of the ward. In particular,
and without qualifying the foregoing, a guardian:
- (1) must take reasonable care of the ward's personal effects and commence protective proceedings if necessary to protect
other property of the ward;
- (2) may receive money payable for the support of the ward to the ward's parent, guardian or custodian under the terms of
any statutory benefit or insurance system, or any private contract, devise, trust, conservatorship or custodianship;
the guardian also may receive money or property of the ward paid or delivered by virtue of AS 13.26.015
; any sums so received shall be applied to the ward's current needs for support, care and education; the guardian must
exercise due care to conserve any excess for the ward's future needs unless a conservator has been appointed for the
estate of the ward, in which case excess shall be paid over at least annually to the conservator; sums so received by
the guardian may not be used for compensation for the guardian's services except as approved by order of court or as
determined by a duly appointed conservator other than the guardian; a guardian may institute proceedings to compel the
performance by any person of a duty to support the ward or to pay sums for the welfare of the ward;
- (3) may facilitate the ward's education, social, or other activities and authorize medical or other professional care,
treatment, or advice; a guardian is not liable by reason of this consent for injury to the ward resulting from the
negligence or acts of third persons unless it would have been illegal for a parent to have consented; a guardian may
consent to the marriage or adoption of the ward;
- (4) must report the condition of the ward and of the ward's estate which has been subject to the guardian's possession or
control, as ordered by court on petition of any person interested in the minor's welfare or as required by court rule.
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