San Jose Guardianship Attorney Serving Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County, and Surrounding Areas
Guardianships allow someone other than a child’s parent to have custody rights or manage the child’s property. Unlike an adoption, the parent still maintains the parental relationship with the child. This includes the right to request that the court end the guardianship, the duty to provide financial support to the child, and the right to visitation with the child during the guardianship, if appropriate.
The decision to request guardianship over a minor is a major decision. Guardianships are used when a parent is unable or unfit to care for a child. This could be due to a variety of circumstances. In order to establish a guardianship, the proposed guardian must demonstrate to the court that doing so is the right decision. This is especially important in cases of abuse or neglect where the court will want to see that the child is going into a healthier environment.
To get help establishing guardianship in San Jose, Santa Clara County, Alameda County, San Mateo County, and all of the surrounding cities in the Silicon Valley area, contact Nijmeh & LaMotte, P.C. today to schedule a consultation.