6 Things You Need to Know about Guardianship


Parents with minor children are always concerned about their welfare.  Part of that concern is who will take care of their children if something happens to them.  While you may not want to consider the possibility of your children being without their parents, you can, at least, have the peace of mind that planning ahead can provide.  In California, you need to plan ahead for guardianship for your minor children, should anything happen to you. 1. What is guardianship? Guardianship is a legal status bestowed by the court that allows a person to care for a minor child and make decisions on the child s behalf. The laws governing guardianships are very different from one state to the next.  In most jurisdictions, the person seeking legal guardianship over a minor child must first file a petition with the court.  While the court has substantial discretion in determining who would be a proper guardian, the preferences of the parents play a major role in that determination.  The way to
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