Ventura Guardianship Attorney
We Can Help You Care for Minor Children
Guardianship is a critical legal relationship that enables relatives or other caring adults to care for and protect minor children when their biological parents are unable to. The Law Offices of Robert P. Wright has over three decades of experience handling guardianship cases in Southern California. With this foundation of experience behind us, we are prepared to help you protect the minor children in your life by applying for guardianship in the courts.
Call the Law Offices of Robert P. Wright today by dialing (805) 667-0156. You can also contact us online.
What Is Guardianship?
There are two kinds of guardianship: estate guardianship and guardianship of the minor child's person. Estate guardianship deals with managing the minor child's finances and is generally established when a child has inherited extensive assets or property that require more than merely placing the money in an account, accessible when the child reaches the age of 18.
Guardianship of the minor child’s person is usually sought when the child’s parents are deceased, missing, or unable to care for their child.
A child’s parents may be unable to care for them for a variety of reasons, including:
- Financial instability
- Struggles with drug or alcohol addiction
- Military deployment
When a guardianship is established, that guardian sees to the child’s needs, including their health, education, and general well-being.
Guardians are responsible for the total care of the child, including:
- Any other special needs the child may have
People who may seek guardianship of a minor child include grandparents, aunts, uncles, other close relatives, and close friends. In some cases, parents choose to establish guardianships for their children before problems arise, ensuring that if something unforeseen happens, their children’s future is secured.
Call Us for Advice about Legal Guardianship
The decision to become the legal guardian of a child is an important one that should not be taken lightly. Additionally, before entering into this legal relationship, it is worth speaking with an experienced guardianship attorney to ensure you understand all of your rights and responsibilities as a guardian. At the Law Offices of Robert P. Wright, our Ventura guardianship lawyer can help you throughout the entire process, providing you with the information you need to make important legal decisions with certainty.
Discuss your guardianship case with Attorney Robert P. Wright today. Call our Ventura family law firm at (805) 667-0156.