2020 Mississippi Code
Title 93 - Domestic Relations
Chapter 20 - Guardianship and Conservatorship
Article 2 - Guardianship of Minor
§ 93-20-201. Basis for appointment of guardian for minor

Universal Citation: MS Code § 93-20-201 (2020)
  1. A person becomes a guardian for a minor only on appointment by the court.
  2. The court may appoint a guardian for a minor who does not have a guardian if the court finds the appointment is in the minor's best interest, and:
    1. Each parent of the minor, after being fully informed of the nature and consequences of guardianship, consents;
    2. All parental rights have been terminated; or
    3. There is clear and convincing evidence that no parent of the minor is willing or able to exercise the powers the court is granting the guardian.
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