Guardianships

Guardianships

Child guardianships establish legal custody of a child to a non-parent. This can happen when the parents are unwilling or unable to have custody of their child themselves. If parents are not in agreement with a guardianship being put in place over their child, a court can decide that the parents are unfit and enter the guardianship over the parents’ objection. Parents can also voluntarily enter into a guardianship.

Adult guardianships can be put into place as a person becomes incapacitated or no longer able to care for themselves. Guardianships can also be used when a special needs child turns 18, making them an adult.

There are many reasons a guardianship may become necessary. If you feel like a loved one is in a situation that calls for a guardianship, please call today. Jessalyn can help you to make an informed decision on whether to move forward with guardianship and help walk you through the legal steps to put the guardianship into place.