Orange County Guardianship Lawyer
Personalized Service for Clients Throughout OC
Guardianship is an action where the court appoints a guardian to provide
for the care of children or other dependent persons. This may occur when
a child's parents have passed, or when a surviving parent is unfit
or unwilling to provide and care for their child. Whatever the particular
circumstance may be, it is vital that these matters be addressed and formally
handled with a court order appointing a guardian. An appointed guardian
will assume all rights and responsibilities related to the personal welfare
and well-being of the child or incapacitated person, their finances, or both.
The need for guardianship appointment also arises where an elder person
has become unable to make medical or financial decisions for him or herself.
A guardian may be appointed to make these decisions and gain access to
the elder person's bank account to pay his or her bills. Guardianships
require a familiarity with guardianship law and the procedures of the
probate court. You are urged to contact our
Orange County probate lawyer to assist you.
Why hire an attorney?
Guardianship petitions can be quite contentious and involve complicated
bodies of the law.
- A guardianship attorney can make sure your rights are protected and give
you the advocacy you need.
- They are also proficient in preparing guardianship petitions and other
documents required by the court so that your court appearances are smooth
Guardianship attorneys also are prepared to guide you in keeping required
records, assuring asset protection and avoiding
breach of fiduciary duty in your guardianship duties.
- They can guard you against harassment by parents or other relatives and
defend you in court should anyone question the performance of your duties.
Protect Your Loved Ones – Work with a Proven Orange County Probate Lawyer
At P. Arnsen Blakely, we assist clients in guardianship matters throughout
Orange County. Our Orange County
estate planning lawyer has been working in this field
since 1971 and has acquired a reputation for personalized and skilled representation
of clients. We invite you to
contact our firm for a free consultation with an experienced probate attorney.