Guardianship Lawyer in Clinton North Carolina
Appointing a legal guardian to care for a minor or an individual who is unable to care for themselves due to incapacity or disability can be a very complicated situation. Courts may appoint a guardian who is not a parent of the child to care for the minor in a number of different situations. Some of these situations include when parents abandoned a child, when a child’s parents have died, or when a child’s parents are in some way incapable of providing the proper care needed for the child. The guardian selected could be a family member, close friend, or any other person that the court feels would act in the best interest of the child. A legal guardian of the minor can be granted both physical custody of the minor, or they may act as a financial guardian who holds authority over the property of the minor.
An individual who holds guardianship of a minor will be responsible to provide for the minor’s physical and personal needs. The legal guardian is responsible for ensuring that the minor receive food, shelter, clothing, education, and medical care. A legal guardian also has the right to make all decisions regarding the health and education of the minor. A legal guardian will hold custody of the minor until the minor reaches the age of eighteen, or a judge determines that the minor no longer needs a guardian. In the case where a minor has a substantial amount of money or property, a financial guardian may be appointed to manage and protect the assets of the minor. A financial guardian will be responsible for making all financial decisions for a minor until the minor reaches the legal age.
Our team of attorneys will help you through your guardianship matters including contested guardianships and disputes over trusts set aside for the care of a loved one under guardianship. The Abogado Guerrero team will be with you throughout every step of the guardianship process, so call us today for a free consultation 910-379-4688.