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guardenshipGuardianship is a court process in which someone other than a parent is given custody of a child or when a parent or other person is given authority over a child’s property.  The child, called the minor or ward, must be under the age of 18.  A legal guardian is an adult the court chooses to be responsible for, and to care for a child, to manage the child’s property, or both.

A guardianship of the estate allows the guardian to make financial decisions for a child, and is often filed when a minor is to receive a large monetary gift or inheritance.

Both parents and non-parents can become guardians of the person and/or the estate for children.

Our experienced guardianship attorney stands ready to assist you in applying for guardianship of your loved one.  To schedule a consultation, simply give our office a call at 916.422.1446. We look forward to speaking with you.

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