Los Angeles Guardianship Attorney
Do You Need to Establish a Guardianship in Los Angeles?
A guardian is a person appointed by the court to care for minor children. The need may arise because the parents have died. In this instance, the court will usually appoint as guardian the person the parents named in their will but upon good cause shown may appoint another. The court does what is in the best interests of the child.
In guardianship cases where the parents are alive, the competency to the parents may have been called into question. If after investigation, the court has determined the parents to be unfit, it may appoint another such as a grandparent as the guardian.
When you apply to be a guardian of a child, you begin by filing a petition with the court. The court will order an investigation where you, the parents and, if old enough, the child will be interviewed. Then there will be a hearing in which the court will make a decision as to what is in the child's best interests.
Having legal representation can assist in making sure the forms are properly completed and that one's case is properly presented in court. If you are engaged in a guardianship matter, you are urged to contact a Los Angeles Probate & Trust attorney.
Seasoned Guardianship Attorney in Los Angeles is Available to Assist You.
The law firm of Kerendian & Associates, Inc. serves the greater Los Angeles, California with skilled guardianship assistance. We understand the California laws of guardianship and are familiar with the procedures to establish guardianship. We are experienced in representing parties filing petitions for guardianship as well as parents defending against such petitions. We are zealous on our client's behalf. If you need help in a guardianship matter, we would be pleased to meet with you and review your case. We will advise you as to what to expect and what we may do on your behalf.
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