Guardianship Lawyer in Immokalee Florida
The legal process of guardianship is used to protect individuals who are unable to take care of their own well-being due to infancy or disability. A legal guardian is appointed by the court to care for an individual, who is in need of special protection. If one or both parents can’t take care of their children because of his imprisonment, disability, illness, then in this situation a court can award guardianship or if the parents voluntarily request that another adult person to serve as a guardian for their children during this time.
Rights and Purpose of Guardianship
As a legal guardian, the designated person has the right to make educational decisions, care for the day-to-day needs or medical care of the child. More importantly, a guardian will have custody of the child. However, parents do not waive their parental rights. A conservatorship or guardianship is generally only considered after other alternatives have been explored.
Guardianship of a Minor
To care for a minor, courts may appoint an adult guardian. Courts can assign guardianships in several situations, including when a minor’s parents are incapable of providing proper care for the minor, when parents have abandoned a minor, or when a minor’s parents have died. A legal guardian is the person that the court feels will act in the minor’s best interest so the person may be a family member, friend, or another person. As the minor’s legal guardian, the designated adult may act as a financial guardian who exercises control over the minor’s property or maybe granted physical custody of the minor. As a guardian ad litem, an adult may be appointed by the court to serve, In limited cases.
As a legal guardian, the designated person has the legal custody of a minor and has the responsibility to provide for the minor’s personal and physical needs. While on the other hand the parents of the minor are legally required to continue the financial support of the minor. The legal guardian must ensure that the minor receives shelter, food, education, medical care, and clothing. The legal guardian has the right to make all decisions regarding the minor’s education or health. As a legal guardian, the designated person will maintain custody of the minor until a judge determines that the minor no longer needs a guardian or the minor reaches the age of eighteen. If you are looking to establish guardianship on a minor or a disabled person contact Abogado Guerrero today 239-682-8055.