If someone can no longer care for her child because she's incapacitated or deceased, the courts appoint a legal guardian. This person is responsible for everything a parent typically does. This ranges from choosing schools to shopping for new clothes. This continues until the child turns 18, and it also includes managing the estate. Parents who leave behind a will typically choose their own guardian, but if necessary, the courts can do this as well. Guardianship is a very complex issue, and the lawyers of Lobello Lamb Lewis & Riley LLP understand this. Their experience can help you navigate the legal issues that surround guardianship.