San Luis Obispo Guardianship Lawyer
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If a child’s parents are unable to care for him or her properly,
family members may be able to intervene and seek guardianship of the child.
Guardians are appointed by the court and have the responsibility of caring
for the child in the same way a parent is required to. The child’s
parents still have parental rights and can request contact with the child.
The court can also end the guardianship once the parents are well enough
to care for the child. If you would like to learn more about seeking guardianship
for a child, talk to an attorney at Gillett Law.
Guardianships may be required for a child when one or both parents:
- Are deceased
- Have a serious mental or physical illness
- Have substance abuse problems
- Have a history of being abusive towards the child
- Are incarcerated
Not sure if guardianship or
adoption is right for your situation? Talk to an attorney at (805) 980-9002.
Are You Prepared for the Duties of a Guardian?
Becoming a guardian is a big responsibility, and courts only appoint individuals
who are qualified and equipped to take on this task. A San Luis Obispo
guardianship attorney at our firm can help you better understand your
legal duties and the implications of how the guardianship can affect your family.
A guardianship of a child has the duty of:
- Making major decisions for the child
- Managing the child’s finances
- Providing shelter and care for the child’s medical, educational and
- Taking responsibility for damages caused by the child
- Acting as the child’s parent and in the child’s best interests
Guiding Clients Through a Family Crisis
When a family is going through a crisis, it is important that the children
are protected throughout the process. Our law firm is dedicated to safeguarding
the welfare of children and helping them thrive even through the most
difficult of circumstances. During this challenging time, we can be your
Give us a call at (805) 980-9002 to learn more.