Child Custody

Child Custody

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Who can be a guardian?

Any person who is at least 21 years old can petition the Court to be the guardian for a minor.

What is the role of a guardian?
A Guardian has the same duties and responsibilities as a parent such as providing support to the child, care, education, health, and welfare.

When may guardianship be necessary?
Guardians are often relatives or close family friends of the child. Becoming a guardian is a commitment to acting in the best interests of the child and at McGuire Law, we support our clients in their efforts to provide stability and do what is best for the child. A guardianship may be necessary in situations where there is a death of one or both parents and the other parent is unable to care for the child; if a parent is seriously ill; if a parent is incarcerated; or if there has been neglect or abuse of the child.

Our skilled and experienced attorneys can help you through the process of applying for a guardianship and support you as you take on an important responsibility.