UNDER THE LAW.
A guardianship is when someone other than the parent is ordered to have custody over a child or children. The parents can still have parental rights and can even have visitation rights with the children, oftentimes. A guardianship can be terminated by agreement of the parties or by court order if the court determines that it is in the best interest of the child. Guardianship cases can often by emotional, but are also necessary in some cases to ensure the child/children are being taken care of appropriately.
There are a number of procedural steps necessary to initiate a guardianship action. Our office is experienced on the ins and outs of these matters. If you have questions about whether filing for guardianship is appropriate in your particular case, call our office for a consultation.