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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
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, Irvine, and more!