Guardianships of Child
If a child’s parents have died or neither of the parents is able to adequately care for a child, relatives or close friends may step in to help raise the child. In order to have legal recognition of this caretaker relationship, a Guardianship must be obtained.
Being recognized as a child’s Legal Guardian allows the person caring for the child to:
- enroll the child in school
- add the child to medical coverage
- make decisions about the child’s well-being
The process of obtaining or objecting to a Guardianship or Temporary Guardianship can be quite complicated and involves completing many forms, questionnaires, background checks, and could involve a visit to your home by a social worker to determine whether the Guardianship is in the best interest of the child.
At FRANCIS & BERRY DOMER, our clients gain the benefit of our attorneys’ detailed knowledge about Guardianship procedures. We can help you navigate the complicated process so that your case is resolved as quickly as possible.
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Guardianships of Adult
Sometimes it becomes necessary to obtain guardianship over an adult when the adult is no longer able to take care of his/her personal and/or financial affairs. Sometimes these conditions are permanent as in an adult with dementia; sometimes these conditions are temporary—due to illness or injury.
At FRANCIS & BERRY DOMER, we can assist in filing the necessary pleadings, representing you at the required hearings and obtaining the correct type of guardianship for the each client’s specific situation.