Guardianship is organized for the raising of the child, for the protection of child's personal and financial rights and interests, if the child's parents are dead, have been declared missing or without active legal capacity or whose parents have been deprived of parental rights.
The district's child protection official determines the capabilities of the potential guardian to fulfill their duties and finds out the child's opinion.
A guardian cannot be: a minor; a person without active legal capacity or with restricted legal capacity; a person deprived of parental rights or whose child has been taken away without the deprivation of parental rights; a person exempted from the duties of a guardian or carer or a person who due to other reasons is incapable of fulfilling the duties of a guardian. The court will include the guardianship authority's opinion to child related disputes. To formulate the opinion, a district's child protection official will talk to the child, parents, and other close persons and also gathers information from other specialists, including from the kindergarten, school, medical institutions, police, etc. The opinion formulation is based on the interests of the child, taking into account the wishes of a 10 year old and a younger child, depending on the child's development level.