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Fresno Guardianship Lawyer

Assisting With Guardianship Matters in California

Having legal guardianship over a child means that the guardian is responsible for providing the necessary care for the child and making sure their needs are met. Even though a person may have guardianship, the child's parents still retain their parental rights and can request contact with the child.

Guardianships are typically granted when one or both parents:

  • Have a mental or physical illness
  • Are incarcerated
  • Cannot take care of the child
  • Are unwilling to care for the child
  • Have a history of alcohol or drug abuse

If you have been appointed as a guardian or are hoping to establish guardianship of a child in need, a Fresno guardianship lawyer can help you start the process. Our firm has helped numerous individuals achieve the desired outcomes in guardianship proceedings. With 30+ years of experience, we are uniquely familiar with the court system in Fresno County and can apply the full extent of our knowledge to your case.

Let our firm help you today – dial (559) 900-1263.

What Are the Responsibilities of a Guardian in California?

The duties of a guardian are significant and require the guardian to make decisions about the child’s education, medical treatment, and supervision. Because of this, the court does not take guardianship lightly and abides by a number of different ‘rules’ according to California State law.

Some of the requirements of a guardian include:

  • Guardians must be able to provide care and guidance for the child
  • The best interest of the child remains the top priority at all times
  • The child, especially over age 14, may be allowed to share their preferences
  • Drug testing may be required for the guardian
  • Custody is only granted to those deemed suitable by the court

Actually obtaining guardianship can be a lengthy process. You may be required to submit numerous forms, along with submitting to a background check and a home visit from a social worker. Our legal team can work with you every step of the way to preserve your wishes and eliminate unnecessary delays.

Contact Our Fresno Guardianship Attorneys Today

When you work with Arnold Law Group, APC, you are more than just a case number. We empathize with the problems you may be facing and work hard to achieve outcomes that are in line with your desires. Whatever the circumstances of your case, our Fresno guardianship lawyers can be trusted to handle the details.

The family court system can present numerous unexpected setbacks, so it is best to get started right away. Call our firm at (559) 900-1263 or reach out online today to start your case.

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