When the parents of a minor have passed away or otherwise incapacitated, a legal guardian is appointed in order to be the caretaker until the child is 18 years old. The guardian will then be given all of the same responsibilities that a parent normally would, such as decisions regarding the physical care of the child. Furthermore, guardianship involves not only the custody of the child but may also involve the management of the child’s estate.
In many cases, a guardian is named in a parent’s will, but a court will appoint the guardian if need be. The attorneys of Keystone Law Group, P.C. understand the complexities surrounding the establishment of guardianship, and believe that many potential guardians may benefit from our legal assistance.
Establishing guardianship in California can quickly become a complicated situation. In short, in order to file a case to become a guardian, you must:
This process can be taxing for anyone applying to be a guardian, and legal representation can be of invaluable help.