Glendale Legal Guardianship

Glendale legal guardianship is often necessary for families with special needs children who are nearing adulthood or who are adults but who need added guidance. With a guardianship, parents and loved ones can feel confident that the special needs individual will have the care and protection necessary to make it through the rest of adulthood.

Benefits of Glendale Legal Guardianships

The reason that a Glendale legal guardianship may be needed is that children are legally considered to be adults and are legally allowed to make decisions for themselves when they reach the age of 18. However, because of physical, mental or emotional delays, they may be unable to care for themselves. They may have issues with mobility, clear thinking, good decision-making or financial management. Any of these issues would require a legal guardian.

A Glendale legal guardian is set up by the courts in the state of California. Parents or other loved ones who are interested in becoming the guardian will need to fill out the appropriate paperwork and petition to become the guardian in court. A judge will make the final determination. In some situations, there are no family members or friends who are able or willing to take on this responsibility. In this case, a judge can appoint a disinterested third party to become the legal guardian. However, most of the time, a parent will fulfill this role.

Legal Assistance During Glendale Legal Guardianship Process

Becoming a legal guardian in Glendale can be a confusing and overwhelming process for many. The paperwork is often filled with legal jargon, and many families do not know how to fill it out or appeal. We recommend working closely with a special needs attorney from Newman, Aaronson, Vanaman during this process. We specialize in these types of cases and stay up-to-date with current and changing laws so that families receive the help they need in a timely manner.

We highly recommend starting the planning process for Glendale legal guardianship well before the child’s eighteenth birthday. Getting the process started early can eliminate holdups along the way and solve such problems as who is going to care for the individual or provide financially for him or her. Our attorneys can guide you through every step of the process. We can tell you what to expect during the court appearance and can even attend hearings with you. Finally, we will help you with the yearly paperwork that must be filled out to retain legal guardianship.

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