Helping You Look Out For Your Loved Ones

A guardianship may be obtained to give you the legal right to care for someone who is close to you such as a minor who may or may not be a blood relative. This process can be complex, and the assistance of experienced legal counsel is the key to success. At the Law Offices of James V. Sansone, we are committed to helping family members navigate the legal system efficiently and effectively.

Guardianships Vs. Adoptions

A guardianship simply grants you the right to make legal decisions on behalf of another person. When it comes to minors, this right is sometimes referred to as a custodianship. Although this will grant you all of the same legal rights a parent has, this process differs from adoption in that the termination of parental rights is not a requirement. As such, disputes rarely arise during guardianship proceedings. However, it is still recommended that you have the assistance of a family law attorney to help guide you through probate court.

Seeking Guardianships

A guardianship is not something that is automatically granted. In the case of an adult with special needs, it must be shown that the adult is unable or incapable of making important legal decisions on his or her behalf.

If you are seeking guardianship of a minor from one or both of the parents, you must be able to show that the parent(s) is unable to care for the child. When you come to our firm, we will thoroughly review your case and inform you of the options that may be available to you.

Contact Our Sonoma Child Custody Attorney

If you are seeking custodianship of a child or wish to intervene on behalf of an adult with special needs, we are here to help. Send us an online inquiry or call 707-623-1875 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your situation.