Sometimes parents don’t provide the appropriate environment for their children. If a parent becomes unable to provide adequate food shelter, etc for a child it may become necessary to go to court to establish a guardianship for them.
A guardianship appoints a guardian to manage either or both the finances (estate) and the well being (person) of a child (ward). It is a court supervised process that continues until the ward either reaches adulthood or the court determines that is is appropriate for the parent or another guardian to take care of the child. Courts disfavor establishing guardianships because of the importance of maintaining a parent’s right to raise their own children.
If you feel that a child you know may be in need of a guardianship you should contact our office to arrange for a consultation to discuss your options.