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Establishing Guardianship of a Child

When an individual wants to become the legal guardian of a child, the process is conducted through the court system. The process involves filing a petition, obtaining consent from the parents, interviewing involved parties, and more. Our Irvine guardianship lawyers can assist you through the process of attaining guardianship of the children you care about. Our team is incredibly knowledgeable about the guardianship process, the documents involved, and how to make the process as smooth as possible.

By applying for guardianship of a child, you are requesting to obtain responsibility of:

  • Purchasing necessities for the child
  • Arranging for education
  • Managing finances
  • Giving consent in situations involving medical care

In most cases, acquiring guardianship of a child requires consent from both parents. However, there are situations in which this is not possible or necessary. For example, in a situation with absentee parents or when parental rights have been terminated, the consent of the mother and father are not needed.

Selecting a Guardian for Your Own Children

When planning for your family’s future, it is important to consider all circumstances, even the unpleasant ones. In the event of a tragedy, having established guardianship for your young children prior is imperative. Our skilled and knowledgeable Irvine guardianship lawyers can help you legally protect your children and establish who will become their guardian if you are no longer able to do so.

When you choose a guardian, you are selecting the person that you would like to raise and support your children in your absence. This decision will not only impact your children, but it will also alter the life of the individual you select. That is why it is vital to select someone who you know will love and support your children.

Things to consider when choosing a guardian:

  • Guardians must be at least 18 years old
  • He or she should be able to financially support and raise your children
  • He or she should have interest in investing in your children
  • Choose someone that shares similar morals to you or ones that you would value for your children
  • Choose someone that currently shares a positive relationship with your child

During this process, it is a good idea to talk with the individual you would like to select as a guardian beforehand. Talk with them about your thoughts and why you would like to choose them. It is important to be honest and take into consideration any concerns that individual has. You want the person you select for guardianship to be informed about your decision and be willing to fully take on all the responsibility that comes with this choice.

Contact our Irvine attorneys today to petition for guardianship or establish guardianship for your children. Our legal team serves Orange County, Newport Beach, Garden Grove, and more!

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