If you need to put a guardian in place for your parent or your child has special needs, an attorney can help.
A guardianship lawyer can help you with the legal process of becoming a guardian, such as understanding your rights and responsibilities. They also help people already in the role of guardians.
How does a Monterey guardianship attorney become involved in your guardianship case?
To become a guardian, you can work with a guardianship attorney to make the process easier and more understandable. Your attorney can give you advice on the process and help ensure that you follow it correctly. Your attorney also helps you with any issues that could arise after becoming a guardian.
The first step in becoming a guardian is to file the petition with the court and provide signatures of yourself. You will also need copies of your current ID and birth certificate and a current photo ID.
When the time comes, you need to gather evidence that shows you have the right experience and qualifications for a guardian. This can be done by presenting testimonials or other documents that show your suitability.
To make the process move along as smoothly as possible, be sure to bring as much documentation with your during your consultation. The quicker the lawyer has your paperwork, testimonials, and any evidence/proof, the better. It's better to have the paperwork and documents upfront so your case takes less time (for your sake.)
If the court decides that they should appoint you as guardian, you will then be required to post a bond before being given a court order. The bond is there to protect the wards in case they are misused. After posting the bond, they will provide you with custody of this person.
Are you planning to become a guardian? It is essential to understand the responsibility that comes with being one. You will be in charge of deciding details about the living situation and finances. Only agree to become a guardian if you are prepared to make these decisions in the best interest of the person you're going to be watching over legally. It's a decision that should be made carefully.
You can contact Schank Family Law for a guardianship attorney to help you protect your loved ones. We will be there for you every step of the way. We know that Guardianship matters can be a little overwhelming, but we will walk you through it step-by-step. Contact us for a consultation, and let's see how we can help you.