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For anyone in this type of situation, a defense lawyer is needed because a guardianship arrangement can be challenged. When a guardian's eligibility is challenged, there may be various reasons why. For instance, some jurisdictions differentiate between guardians of the state and guardians of the person. This means that although someone may be fit to be guardian of the estate, they may not be fit to be guardian of the person.
Also, sometimes guardians are appointed according to instructions left in a will (also known as Testamentary Appointments), but the situation may have changed by the time the parents become deceased, leading to disputes in these kinds of guardianship appointments.