A guardianship is the establishment of a person who has the legal responsibility to care for a minor who is taken from the parents’ charge. Know that if you voluntarily pass on guardianship of your child, you will no longer have the power to make decisions about your child’s life. An aspect of guardianship that is often overlooked is the establishment of a guardian over a child in the event of the parents’ death. None of us expects to die, but if you have a child, establishing a guardianship in the event of your death is a crucial step to take in ensuring their well-being. Guardianship of the estate occurs when a minor receives assets from a deceased person, either through probate court proceedings, or is the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. If a minor receives property, the property must be under the charge of a guardian.
Please contact our guardianship attorneys to receive help in making all necessary legal actions to quickly and effectively establish the guardianship.