To become for guardian, you must have standing. You have standing if you are a relative of the minor, a person acting on behalf of the minor, or you are a minor 12 years old or older petitioning for a guardianship for yourself. To petition for guardianship you can nominate yourself or someone else to be the guardian.
For the guardianship to be granted you must show, and the court must determine, that the guardianship is “necessary or convenient”. Additionally, the court must approve the nominated guardian. Generally, guardianships will be granted where the parent(s) cannot provide for the child. It is best to have a lawyer help you with this process as “necessary or convenient” is a grey area where specific facts become very important. If you think that a guardianship might be necessary for a child you know it is best to get legal help. I can help you with this process whether you are a relative of the child, the child, or the parent.