Petitioning for Guardianship in Riverside
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One major concern many face is the legal complications regarding guardianships. A person may petition the court for guardianship of a child and / or their estate while that child is under the age of 18. This petition can be made with or without consent from the parents of the minor child.
A guardianship will allow the guardian to make decisions regarding the child and / or their estate including but not limited to living arrangements, healthcare, schooling, and finance management. The guardian will be given "Letters of Guardianship" to help carry out his or her duties. The court may make temporary orders for a guardianship pending a hearing on permanent orders. Any orders will terminate upon the child reaching the age of 18 or further order of the court.
- Of course, each situation is unique and it is important that you speak with a Riverside family lawyer from the Law Offices of Shauna M. Albright prior to undertaking any legal family law issues.
Common Questions and Answers Regarding Guardianship
I take care of my brother's child full-time. The child's mom cannot
be located. Do I really need to get guardianship?
If you want to be able to enroll the child in school or day care, apply for benefits on the child's behalf, authorize medical treatment or manage the child's finances, you will most likely need to have "letters of guardianship" and provide a copy to the establishment before they will discuss anything regarding the minor with you.
My daughter is not doing well and cannot adequately care for her child
at this time. She is in agreement to a guardianship. I do not know where
the father is or how to contact him. Does he have to be informed?
The court requires that the child's mother, father, and grandparents be made aware of any guardianship petition. If the contact information is unknown, the court will request information of the methods used to try to locate them.