San Luis Obispo Guardianship Lawyer

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If a child’s parents are unable to care for him or her properly, family members may be able to intervene and seek guardianship of the child. Guardians are appointed by the court and have the responsibility of caring for the child in the same way a parent is required to. The child’s parents still have parental rights and can request contact with the child. The court can also end the guardianship once the parents are well enough to care for the child. If you would like to learn more about seeking guardianship for a child, talk to an attorney at Gillett Law.

Guardianships may be required for a child when one or both parents:

  • Are deceased
  • Have a serious mental or physical illness
  • Have substance abuse problems
  • Have a history of being abusive towards the child
  • Are incarcerated

Not sure if guardianship or adoption is right for your situation? Talk to an attorney at (805) 980-9002.

Are You Prepared for the Duties of a Guardian?

Becoming a guardian is a big responsibility, and courts only appoint individuals who are qualified and equipped to take on this task. A San Luis Obispo guardianship attorney at our firm can help you better understand your legal duties and the implications of how the guardianship can affect your family.

A guardianship of a child has the duty of:

  • Making major decisions for the child
  • Managing the child’s finances
  • Providing shelter and care for the child’s medical, educational and other needs
  • Taking responsibility for damages caused by the child
  • Acting as the child’s parent and in the child’s best interests

Guiding Clients Through a Family Crisis

When a family is going through a crisis, it is important that the children are protected throughout the process. Our law firm is dedicated to safeguarding the welfare of children and helping them thrive even through the most difficult of circumstances. During this challenging time, we can be your trusted advocate.

Give us a call at (805) 980-9002 to learn more.

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Serving You, Your Family & Your Business for Over a Decade

We will make every effort to understand your unique situation, who you are, and what your legal goals are. In this way we can craft the tailored legal strategy you need. Whether you need to pursue a contested or mediated divorce, defend your reputation from criminal charges, retain legal counsel for a special education meeting, or handle any business or farming law matter, you can turn to Gillett Law. Our far-reaching experience and client-centered approach gets results. Call (805) 980-9002 for honest and clear counsel from a proven San Luis Obispo lawyer.

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  • More than a Decade of Trial-Tested Experience

  • Strong Recommendations from Past Clients

  • Spanish-Speaking Services Offered

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