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.
It is not uncommon for a minor to inherit property in California probate. Minors usually inherit property in probate when the decedent dies unexpectedly or when assets are not put into a trust properly. Under California law, when a minor inherits property or a large sum of money, an estate guardian must be appointed. Upon [...]
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 [...]