Legal Guardianships in California
What is guardianship?
Guardianships are legal relationships that give a person (legal guardian)
the legal rights and responsibilities of caring for a minor child.
Legal guardians may be relatives or non-related adults and can be court
appointed or appointed in a will. Once a guardianship is established, the legal guardian will have the
duty of providing care for a child and / or management of their property,
or estate. Examples of the duties and responsibilities held by guardians
- Healthcare decisions
- Education of the child
- Financial decisions for a child
- Day-to-day care, including food, housing, and transportation
Whatever the circumstances may be and regardless of how a guardianship
is established, legal guardians must be willing to take on the responsibilities
of caring for a child. Because the role a legal guardian has in a child's
life is so significant, courts will always consider a guardian's character
and the best needs of a decision before finalizing appointments.
Becoming a Legal Guardian
Because the process of becoming a legal guardian will depend on your unique
situation, our Temecula and Murrieta
family lawyers make it a point to work personally with you and guide you step by step
through the legal process. Our legal team can assist clients with completing
all necessary paperwork and meeting all court requirements. Among these
procedures, individuals seeking guardianship will need to address the
termination of a biological parent's rights and receive authorization
to file a petition for guardianship.
Personal Assistance, Passionate Support
At Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich, our legal team is prepared to
immediately review your case, inform you of your rights, and explain how
we can assist you with becoming a legal guardian. Our goal is to help
you resolve the legal process as swiftly and smoothly as possible, and
we know that our experience and resources enable us to achieve this objective.
For more information about your particular case, call (951) 506-6654 for
a free consultation. Our offices serve Murrieta, Temecula and Riverside County.