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Guardianship Attorneys in Granite Bay, California

Understand Your Rights in Guardianship and Conservatorship Cases

In California, a family law court can appoint a guardian for children under the age of 18. Guardianship may be necessary when both parents pass away, a parent is terminally ill or a child is not being cared for properly and their safety and health are at risk. If you need to take legal action regarding guardianship over a child you want to protect, a Roseville family law attorney from Herrig, Vogt & Hensley, LLP can assist you.

Types of Guardianships in California

California recognizes three types of guardianships:

  • The guardianship of the child

  • The guardianship of the estate

  • The guardianship of the child and his or her estate

Our experienced guardianship attorneys can help explain the function of each type of guardianship and advise you on which one is appropriate under your particular circumstances.

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When Filing for Guardianship Is Necessary

Guardianship may be necessary when a parent is unable to care for their child, either through illness, personal issues, or other situations. A grandparent, relative, or another individual who is concerned with the child’s well-being may petition the court to be named as a guardian. In some situations, the parent involved may have selected a specific person or relative for this duty, such as when the parent names a guardian in a will. At Herrig, Vogt & Hensley, LLP, we are extremely well-versed and experienced in guardianship petitions and will assist you to get the issue addressed professionally and quickly. The legal team is familiar with the process and what the court will require in filing a petition. We can also advise you as to the responsibilities that you will bear as a guardian under the law. We also represent parents who need help in challenging a petition for guardianship when they are accused of being unfit to care for their children.

Experienced Legal Advocacy

Our legal team will carefully evaluate every aspect of your guardianship case to ensure that your rights regarding your children are protected. The attorney you choose to represent you can have a significant impact on the final outcome of a guardianship matter in court. Contact a Roseville guardianship attorney from our firm for skilled legal representation.

Learn more about the process of obtaining guardianship and receive a free case evaluation by contacting us online or by calling us now.