"It takes a lot of resources to be a good guardian, and a lot of people kind of think that this is what they should be doing. They have all the good intentions and it just ends up being a very difficult job to do," he said.
Williams ruled that Mr. Lempe should be allowed to serve as his son's guardian until July 25, when "hopefully, he would be able to demonstrate that he has been able to plug into everything that Freddie would need."
"There's no one who could care about you more than a family member," he said. "But on the other hand, we're also blessed with having very well educated and caring health care professionals within Wake County to give these guardians assistance."