Guardianship Legal Services
There are times when parents of a minor child may pass away or, for various reasons, are unable to provide a safe home environment or adequate protection for the child and their finances. In such situations, the appointment of a legal guardian becomes crucial until the child reaches the age of 18. You will need guardianship legal services.
A guardian is vested with full legal custody of the child, thereby assuming parental responsibilities, especially pertaining to the child’s welfare. If the child possesses a considerable inheritance or has a significant income, guardianship may be established to allow a responsible adult to manage the child’s financial affairs.
Although parents frequently designate a guardian in their will, any responsible adult is eligible to petition for child guardianship. It’s also feasible to seek guardianship over a sibling, provided the petitioner is at least 18 years old. In certain circumstances, the court may exercise its discretion to assign a guardian of its choice.
Our attorneys at Williams & Hulst, LLC, have a deep understanding of the intricate legal landscape that surrounds guardianship proceedings. We are well-prepared to support adults seeking guardianship over a minor, as well as guardians needing advice on their roles and responsibilities. Trust us to guide you through this process with compassion, professionalism, and expertise.