Legal guardianship gives someone other than the birth parents the legal right to make decisions for a child. It doesn’t terminate the rights of the parents. It simply transfers those rights and responsibilities to someone else for a period of time. It is the placement of custody in the hands of a caretaker. This process requires the approval of a judge.
In an emergency or transition period, we can help to establish your role in the life of a child as his or her temporary guardian. In cases where the welfare of the child might be best served through your permanent custody, we can help guide you toward permanent guardianship. Finally, if it is in the child’s and your family’s best interests, we may be able to aid you in pursuit of adoption. Schedule a call to discuss if a guardianship is right for your situation.