A Probate Guardianship is a proceeding in which a guardian is appointed by the court to take custody of a minor, manage their property, or do both. The California Courts website has some answers to frequently asked questions about guardianship proceedings here.
The Attorneys at the Law Office of Gary W. Norris can evaluate your specific case to determine if their are alternatives to a guardianship available and if no such alternatives are available–to petition the court to appoint a guardian. Retaining a lawyer who practices with compassion and empathy is important, as custody issues can be emotionally charged. Ultimately our goal is to protect children by assisting prospective guardians who want to provide a safe and stable environment.
Common situations in which guardianship proceedings arise include:
- Prevention of abuse or neglect
- Parents have left child with other caretaker for significant period
- “Technical guardianship” for health insurance purposes
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