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Are There Limits on the Rights of Grandparents in California?

In California, grandparents may have rights when it comes to visitation or custody of a child. Under the state’s laws, a grandparent is permitted to ask the court for reasonable visits with a grandchild in their life. However, the court must first find that there is a pre-existing relationship between the child and grandparent, and… Continue reading →

Gaining Custody of a Child When You Are Not the Parent

Gaining custody of a child that is not biologically yours is a difficult way to obtain custody, as you will need a lot of proof that the child may be endangered if it is not granted. In many cases, you must follow court procedures and provide proof that the child will be harmed if custody… Continue reading →

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What Happens When Your Ex Violates the Custody Order

If you have a custody order in place, you never want to fall in contempt of the order because of an illegal or wrongful action on your part. With that custody order in place, there are many rules that you must abide by while keeping your child in mind. So what happens if your ex… Continue reading →

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How do you Establish Guardianship of a Child?

To establish guardianship of a child, you first file a petition declaring your interest in getting guardianship of the child, which includes a filing fee. You will also need to file a letter of consent from the child’s parents. After you’ve filed the petition, the court will organize interviews with you, the child’s parents (when… Continue reading →

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What Do I need to Qualify to Take Care of My Brother’s Six-Year-Old?

There could be any number of reasons why a family member would need to take care of a relative’s child. Biological parents could be deployed in the military, incarcerated, or otherwise not fit to take care of a child. In this case, a relative might need to get guardianship or custody of the children. Even… Continue reading →

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When does Guardianship end?

There are instances when a guardianship is established to protect or represent a minor child – requiring someone other than his or her parents. The most common instance is during divorce and custody battles or when a child’s parents are being investigated for abuse or neglect. A child guardian can be needed temporarily or permanently,… Continue reading →

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Guardianship vs. Adoption

You might think that designating a guardian for your children is the same as asking someone to adopt them. Legally, the two concepts are very different. While one gives an individual the responsibility to act as a temporary parent of a child, the other permanently relinquishes the rights and responsibilities of a child’s biological parents…. Continue reading →

Is Guardianship right for you?

As if you don’t have enough going on in your life, you have been asked to take on the role of guardian to an elderly family member. A chronic illness or dementia might make it impossible for your family member to continue to take care of his or her own personal and/or financial affairs. Guardianship… Continue reading →

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What is guardianship?

A guardianship gives an individual the legal authority to have custody of, and protect and manage the assets and property of another. A guardianship can be over an estate, a person or both.  It can be set up to be temporary, limited, or indefinite.  Guardianships are usually created in the case of an elderly person… Continue reading →