Concerned for your Family? Our Probate Attorney Will Ensure Wishes are Honored

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 and productive.
  • 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.

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