There are times that parents may be unable to take care of their child(ren). It may be necessary for a relative or other adult to step in. To take responsibility for the child, a non-parent must take steps to get guardianship in California. Guardianship does not necessarily mean the parent is doing something wrong. There are many reasons another adult may need to get guardianship of a minor.
When one or both parents cannot care for their children, legal guardianship for a child may be necessary. Unlike adoption, legal guardianship of a child does not sever the parental relationship, it only suspends it. Once a parent can care for the child, the court can end the legal guardianship.
In California, a guardianship is necessary for a child who does not have a parent to care for them. Guardianship of a minor allows the court to appoint a responsible person to take care of a child in need. Estate planning can ease worries about who the court might appoint to be guardian of your child when you can't.
Trying to find out how to file for guardianship in California? This article will provide some basic guidelines regarding the California guardianship process. If you would like to apply for guardianship in California, you must complete many forms and file them with at your local courthouse. To begin the process, you must first decide the [...]
Single parents and parents with serious health conditions are often faced with considering temporary or long-term guardianship options for their minor children. A guardianship is a legal process when the care and control of a minor child has been formally relinquished to another person. There are situations, however, when a temporary guardianship is needed. Below [...]
A court order is needed to block a bank account. A blocked account is usually created to protect a money judgment awarded to minors and adults who have been appointed a guardian or conservator. Conversely, a court order is also required to release money from blocked account. A withdrawal from a blocked account is only [...]
If a child’s parents are not available to take care of the child, a third-party may step forward or be appointed by a court to take care of the child and make sure that the child’s needs are met. There are several reasons a person may seek guardianship of a minor child in California. A [...]