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Guardianship of Minor Children

Guardians play a valuable role in our society.

A legal guardian is a non-parent who takes care of a minor child. This includes providing food, shelter, access to education, and medical care. Legal guardians have the same legal responsibilities as parents do regarding care and support. While some legal guardians are state-appointed, such as in the case of foster care, most are related to the child in their care. When the parents will not or cannot effectively care for their own offspring, many loving aunts, uncles, or grandparents step in and become legal guardians.

Guardianship is advantageous for at-risk children.

It provides a temporary way of providing the same love, care and stability that a parent may be unable to offer. In addition, there’s a practical need for guardians. For example, hospitals and schools often limit the caretaking role to the child’s parents. The only legal exceptions to this regulation are guardians. At Andalman & Flynn, we believe that all children deserve to be loved and provided for, regardless of their parenting situation. If you intend to become a legal guardian, we would be honored to assist you. Our experienced family law attorneys can help you file the paperwork and take the necessary steps. And we’ll be with you all the way.

Guardians can be the most important person in the lives of minor children. If you’re considering this role, we invite you to discuss your circumstances with the experienced attorneys at Andalman & Flynn. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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