Who Can Be a Guardian?
Any person who already has physical custody of the child has the right to file for temporary guardianship with the probate court.
What Are the Responsibilities of A Temporary Guardian?
The temporary guardian must provide food and shelter for the child while they're under his/her care. The temporary guardian also needs to make sure the child gets medical treatment when needed.
How Long Does a Temporary Guardianship Last?
Temporary guardianships can last until the child reaches the age of 18. However, a parent may petition the court to terminate the guardianship at anytime.
Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer?
If you have decided to pursue guardianship of a child, a lawyer can help you understand how to establish guardianship and what steps must be taken before doing so. You'll also learn more about the process involved and whether there are alternatives to establishing guardianship.
We understand how difficult life can become when you find yourself dealing with an issue involving your children. We know that this situation can cause stress and anxiety which often leads to further problems. If you need help understanding your rights and responsibilities regarding your children, please contact us today so we can discuss your options. Our experienced attorneys are here to provide compassionate guidance and representation throughout every step of your case.