No matter how much parents love their children, something may unexpectedly come up where parents are unable to care for them. Just imagine when a parent discovers they need to immediately deploy overseas. On the other hand, imagine when a parent finds themselves having to enter a drug program.  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.

What our Clients Say...
“Lightning fast response, I had my very simple document on the same day as my order for the very fair and reasonable price compared to my attorney who quoted me 3 weeks and $2500. I will definitely use these folks again and highly recommend them!”
L. Carnes
“I can’t say enough about the level of service and professionalism I received working with A People’s Choice. Emails were always responded to quickly and thoughtfully. I ended up saving a lot of money by going with A People’s Choice over an attorney.”
M. Rice
“I am glad I chose A People’s Choice. They were very friendly and helped me with my documents in a very efficient way in very little time. Give them a try and you will be writing a positive review just as I did.”
D. Buelna
“A People’s Choice – Saved me time, money & hardship. The people are professional and a pleasure to work with, I totally recommend them to everyone! I will used them for all my legal documents in the future. Thank you!”
C. Lazalde
“I recently required the help of A People’s Choice, Inc. and found them to be entirely professional. Everything was done in short order yet all was explained to my satisfaction. They were friendly and courteous. I am happy and impressed.”
C. Zyobel
“Extremely satisfied with the performance of A People’s Choice. The communication was excellent and all was handled in a timely efficient manner.”
Pam T.
“Made the process so easy for me. Also VERY prompt replies through email. So glad I used their services.”
Kristina C.
“My wife and I needed to have some papers filed in court but found that traditional lawyers were quite expensive. They did a very professional job completing our paperwork and I might say, at a very reasonable price.”
D. Hileman
“The service provided by A People’s Choice was very professional and comprehensive. We have used A People’s Choice on a previous occasion and were completely satisfied. We would highly recommend A People’s Choice to anyone!”
R. Betancourt
“A People’s Choice is extremely customer orientated and friendly. Their service was fast and reliable. in the future, should I need their services again, I will not hesitate to call them. All e-mails were answered with either a phone call or e-mail sometimes even late at night”
Tar
“How much is peace of mind worth to you? This company of hardworking, caring individuals will help you get the job done in the quickest, most efficient way. Conveniently located. Check it out. Thank you!”
Diana K.
“We love A People’s Choice. It’s legally run and professional. Everyone has to have a recommendation and license. Highly recommended.”
Christy C.
“This company is excellent! They helped me get through all of my paperwork, submitted it to the court, and now everything is complete. Everything was clear and almost too easy. I saved thousands of dollars!”
Seth M.
“Very professional, excellent follow up and easy to work with. I will recommend them often! The staff rocks!”
Gene A.
“I had the opportunity to use A People’s Choice again, Wow doesn’t say enough for the way the staff was able to get me in and out and all my answers answered. Very Professional, Organized and Friendly. I highly recommend!”
Debbie E.
“I have worked with A People’s Choice since September 2013. They are very knowledgeable and experienced. Their work is done professionally and timely. They showed a real concern for my situation. I recommend you give them the opportunity.”
D. Echeverra
“A People’s Choice is awesome! They made the legal documentation process painless. I highly recommend A People’s Choice. The name says it all.”
Eric J.
“I was very happy with the service received. They were extremely responsive by phone and email and completed the document in less than 24 hours! All questions were answered promptly. I would highly recommend this service to anyone needing a legal document prepared!”
M.D.
“A People’s Choice is a great option to get legal documents prepared inexpensively. They offer a very professional, low cost service for all sorts of legal paperwork. You won’t be disappointed and will save lots of money as compared to using an expensive attorney!”
Kathryn R.
“A People’s Choice prepares legal documents so you can represent yourself and still look like you know what you’re doing. I utilized their services recently and found them to be professional as well as extremely helpful. I couldn’t be happier.”
Evan J.
“This team is efficient, professional, ethical and easy to work with. Any of my questions were responded to immediately. They did everything they could to help me. I highly recommend their services.”
Leigh A.
“Great service. Highly professional and efficient creating legal documents. I am completely satisfied and highly recommend them to others. People who are looking for professional legal services look no further, try A People’s Choice.”
Radtech N.
“A People’s Choice is a business that delivers what they promise. I was treated like a VIP by their staff and Sandy was the best. As for their services, they promptly delivered all of the official documents and fillings on my behalf and their price is more than reasonable.
Juan B.
“I was in need of some serious help and didn’t know what to do. I had contacted a lawyer and he wanted to charge me $1800.00. A People’s Choice got my paper work started and at a much lower cost. I am very grateful for the company’s services.
April R.
“I highly recommend A People’s Choice. The customer service and professionalism are exceptional. This service is only a fraction of the cost, more responsive, and better suited to quickly completing complicated court forms. “
Linda F.
“I needed help understanding and filling out legal documents but I didn’t have enough money to pay for an attorney. I would highly recommend A People’s Choice for your legal documents as you will get outstanding service at an affordable price. “
Sharon B.

Get Legal Guardianship of a Child!

  • or call 1-800-747-2780

When the court appoints a legal guardian, the child will live with the guardian. The guardian will also be responsible for the child’s food, shelter, education, and emotional needs.  In some instances, the guardian will be responsible for the child’s money. The guardian can add the child to their health insurance plan and provide medical insurance for the minor.

How to Get Legal Guardianship for a Child

There are various steps to file guardianship in California. The first step to getting legal guardianship of a child is to fill out the required court forms.  This article does not promote the average layperson to try to complete the necessary forms, but you can find some of them at www.courts.ca.gov/1212.htm.  Understanding guardianship forms and getting through the process without professional help can be difficult. Also, local courts may require other forms.  Some family courts have a self-help center that can offer some basic guardianship help. Despite this, it is highly recommended to get some professional help to complete legal guardianship forms.  Remember, you don’t need to hire an attorney to prepare legal guardianship forms. An experienced legal document assistant can offer form preparation for a fraction of the cost an attorney would charge. After completing the forms, the potential guardian must file the court documents with the court and pay the filing fee.

A person seeking legal guardianship of a child must inform certain parties and agencies about the petition for guardianship.  At least 15 days before the hearing, you must send a copy of the petition to the child’s parents, the child’s grandparents and siblings, the person who now has custody of the child, the county’s human services department, and the state department of social services (only of the child is not a relative).  If the proposed guardian cannot find the child’s relatives, he or she can file a form that explains what he/she did to try to find the child’s relatives.

The Guardianship Investigation

Once you file your petition for guardianship, the court (if the potential guardian is a relative) or human services (if the potential guardian is not a relative), will investigate the petition for guardianship.  The investigator will determine if the child needs a guardian.  The investigator will interview the child’s parents and potential guardian.  Also, the investigator will check the proposed guardian’s living and family situation.  Lastly, the investigation will also include a background check of the potential guardian to determine whether there is any criminal history or a history of child or domestic abuse.

After the investigation, the court will hold a hearing on the guardianship request. The child’s family members may object to the guardianship.  If the court believes that staying with the parents is harmful to the child, and guardianship is in the child’s best interest, the judge will grant the guardianship.  Once guardianship is established, the guardian is required to file annual status reports.

Low-Cost Help to Prepare Guardianship Documents

Applying for guardianship of a child is not a simple process, but using the professional services of A People’s Choice makes it less painful. Unfortunately, a court order of legal guardianship is essential for children whose parents cannot take care of them. Contact A People’s Choice for more information on how we can help you attain a guardianship order.

Get help with your Legal documents today!

A People’s Choice can save you hundreds of dollars by preparing your legal documents instead of an expensive attorney!

GET STARTED!

Was this article helpful? We would love to know your thoughts! If you found this article helpful, please check the LIKE button below. Your feedback helps us plan topics for future articles.