Guardianships For Minor Children
When a parent is not able or available to care for a minor child, a guardianship may be established. A guardian can be appointed to act on behalf of a child. Alternatively, an extended family member may also seek temporary custody.
At Korshak & Associates, P.A., we understand that every situation is unique. We will help you make difficult decisions and ultimately help protect the minor for whom you are seeking to establish a guardianship.
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What Is A Guardianship?
A guardian is an individual who is appointed by the court to act in a legal capacity on behalf of another individual. In the case of a minor child, a guardian can make major life decisions on behalf of the ward.
A guardianship or temporary custody of a minor child may be beneficial when the biological or adoptive parents of a child are not able to care for the child. There may be other reasons, as well.
It is advisable to speak to an attorney to determine if a guardianship or temporary custody is beneficial in your situation.
What Types Of Guardianships Are There?
- Guardianship of the person: Makes major life decisions on behalf of the ward such as those pertaining to medical care, education, etc
- Guardianship of the property: Makes financial and legal decisions on behalf of the ward
Depending on the needs of the child, both types of guardianship may be established .
Find Out More:
- What is the role of the guardian?
- I’ve been named a guardian. Now what?
- Frequently asked questions about guardianships
Learn More About Establishing A Guardianship: Contact Us Today
If you are interested in learning more about guardianships, please call us at 888-681-4389 .
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