Can you become a guardian of your younger brother or sister?

This fact sheet explains when older brothers or sisters who are 19 or over may apply to court for guardianship of their siblings who are under 19 and sets out the factors the court considers in making the decision.

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custody, guardianship, access, custody order, children's rights, rights of teens, Family Law in BC website