For a lot of us, our Legal Guardian, when we are under the age of 18, are our parents. However, there are many people out there whose family does not look like a stereotypical one. In some cases, one's legal guardian could be another member of the family, such as an older sibling, or another member of their family. However, there are many children who are brought up in the care system, whose legal guardian will be someone appointed by the local authority. Legal Guardians can also be considered as those who we appoint to look after our children in the event of us passing away before they are 18 years old.