PROTECTING & PRESERVING FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Benjamin Law, P.A. understands the unique concerns that come with addressing the guardianship needs of minors. We recognize the emotional difficulties that can accompany assigning a minor a guardian, and can help guide you through this process while working to protect the rights of the child involved.

The legal guardianship of a child or children can be acquired by a non-parent in addition to physical custody. People often petition for legal guardianship on behalf of their relatives, such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, etc. The child’s legal guardian can be anyone, even someone unrelated to the child.

Guardianships Are Often Administered In Situations Where Parents Are:

  • Deceased
  • In jail or prison
  • Struggling with addictions
  • Unable to protect and provide for their children.
  • Facing other issues that make it difficult for them to care for their children

Guardianships are also filed for minors when the minor child has inherited money or property in excess of $15,000 from a deceased person, or received money from a settlement in excess of $15,000. In this case a guardian of the property is all that is needed if the minor child’s parents are living.

If a minor child’s parents are deceased or unable to be appointed guardian, he/she may need a guardian of the person and property.

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Guardianship - Benjamin Law, P.A.Rights & Responsibilities of Guardians:

As a legal guardian, you will be responsible for the child’s care, including:

  • The child’s food, clothing and shelter
  • The child’s medical care
  • The child’s schooling/education
  • Appropriate supervision of the child

You will need to financially support the child in the absence of any public financial assistance or child support you may receive for the child. You may also be responsible for harm or damages the child may cause.

Contact An Orlando Guardianship Attorney

If you are a parent who needs to appoint a guardian for your children in preparation for the future, or are a family member who would like to petition for the appointment of a guardian for a related child, Benjamin Law, P.A. is available to assist you. We understand the concerns and emotions that can accompany child guardianship proceedings, and we’re committed to providing you with the guidance and advocacy you deserve. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

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