Guardianship in California

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Guardianship is when an individual is responsible for taking care of a deceased individual's children that are younger than 18, or other individuals who are unable to take care of themselves - a guardian can also be assigned to care for the individual's property.

Hiring a Los Angeles probate attorney to help choose a good guardian for you and your family should be considered. A guardian doesn't have to be a family member of the individual. If an individual chooses an individual to care for their children or belongings that are not family members, the requirements for such are listed in §1540-1543.

Understanding Guardianship Laws

According to probate code §1500, the mother or father of a child can designate another individual with custody to care for their children or another individual that needs care - guardianship can also be granted for the care of the individual's property and belongings.

This is only applicable if:

  • The second spouse is in agreement with the designation
  • The second spouse also designates the individual
  • The designation for said individual occurs when the second spouse doesn't have the rights to give agreement
  • The second spouse has passed away
  • The child was adopted

Hire Our Firm To Assist You in Choosing a Guardian

Choosing a guardian for your children can be a scary task. In order to help you, our firm can discuss with you and your family the rights of a guardian and what their responsibilities are. We can also help you decide who you would like to choose as a guardian.

We would encourage you to consider choosing an individual for guardianship that you can trust and is responsible, so that you can be assured that your children and property will be taken care of. We understand what a difficult a decision guardianship is, and we want to provide you with legal counsel.

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