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 who can no longer manage his or her personal matters.  It is also necessary when the parents of a minor child can no longer provide care for that child.

If you are considering a guardianship, contact an experienced Orange County Family Law attorney who can help guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have.